Category Archives: MG in the Garden

Farmers Markets Allowed to Re-Open

Covid-19 restrictions have affected how farmers markets are operating. Check each individual Farmers Market’s website to get pre-ordering information – Here is our full list of Local Farmers Markets in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Falls Church. Continue reading

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Pruning Woody Plants – Now Via Zoom!

Pruning for Walter Reed 55+ Mar 30, 2020 1:00 p.m. Join us for this VCE Master Gardener Virtual Classroom program on Pruning Woody Plants! Early Spring is the time to look at your shrubs and trees and assess their need … Continue reading

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The Extension Master Gardener Help Desk will still provide services via email. Volunteers will be checking regularly. Please continue to send your gardening questions in to the Help Desk. Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Pachysandra procumbens (Allegheny spurge)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Why plant English Ivy, Vinca, or Liriope when you can enjoy this southern, semi-evergreen gem? Fragrant white flower spikes in spring, later become camouflaged by a new flush of gorgeous, crisp green foliage. Leaves have a scalloped margin and take on an attractive mottling. Continue reading

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