Category Archives: MG in the Garden

Regional Gardens: The National Garden

Text and Photographs by Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener  Last October marked the 10th anniversary of the National Garden, the three-acre outdoor garden adjacent to the conservatory of the U. S. Botanic Garden in Washington. This urban oasis, consisting of … Continue reading

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Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Plant Sale

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Become a Master Gardener! Sign Up Now!

The 2017 Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Training is now open for registration! Offered by Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE), Arlington County Office, in partnership with the City of Alexandria, the VCE Master Gardener program trains participants in best management practices of gardening and landscaping … Continue reading

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May Public Education Events

The following are free public education events for May 2017.  They are open to all! Printable Flyer – MGNV May 2017 Public Education Events Printable Flyer – Garden Talks at Arlington Central Library 2017 Container and Balcony Gardening Tuesday, May 2, … Continue reading

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SHRUB: Lindera benzoin (Spicebush)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic This ornamental shrub, which is common throughout most of the Mid-Atlantic Region, produces small, fragrant yellow flowers that cluster at the nodes of bare stems before leaves appear in early spring. The Virginia Native Plant … Continue reading

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GROUND COVER: Chrysogonum virginianum (Green and Gold)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic This low, spreading ground cover forms a star-studded mat of velvety foliage that is as attractive at the front of a formal border as it is in a naturalistic setting. In the Mid-Atlantic Region, it … Continue reading

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SHRUB: Fothergilla gardenii (Dwarf Fothergilla)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Native to southeastern coastal areas, Dwarf Fothergilla shines three seasons of the year. Spring brings sweetly-scented, white bottlebrush flowers that welcome pollinators. Its summer dress is a pretty green. Fall leaf color is spectacular, turning exquisite … Continue reading

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Stroll on by Simpson Park Gardens

Learn about our wonderful Simpson Park Gardens! Join us at the Monthly stroll- we look forward to seeing your there.

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PERENNIAL: Mertensia virginica (Virginia Bluebells)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Spring has finally sprung when the pink buds of Mertensia virginica show themselves in late winter and early spring, evolving from being coiled up like a scorpion’s tail to opening to deep pink or blue … Continue reading

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Master Gardeners and the 4-H Junior Master Gardeners Program

Cultivating an interest in gardening – Volunteers welcome! by Susan Wilhem, Master Gardener Intern Basic gardening provides an exciting opportunity to help young people develop curiosity about and appreciation of gardening and the natural world.   In Arlington and Alexandria, 4-H … Continue reading

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