Category Archives: MG in the Garden

The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – Garden Revolution

Garden Revolution: How Our Landscapes Can Be a Source of Environmental Change is one of several recently published books addressing the “whys” and “hows” of sustainable, naturalistic garden plantings Continue reading

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Maintaining Our Tree Canopy: Ways You Can Help

Thinking of planting more trees? It’s not too early to plan for next year!
Both Alexandria and Arlington support the idea of maintaining and increasing the tree canopy of our highly urbanized area, and offer residents assistance through either free or reduced rate young tree. While fall is an ideal time to plant trees, our local governments offer trees sales or deliveries in spring as well. One such program in Arlington requires application by January 7, so we are offering information to help you plan. Continue reading

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TREE: Liquidambar styraciflua (Sweetgum)

Ever wonder what those prickly woody seed balls are underfoot? Look up and if you see star-shaped leaves, it’s the native Sweet Gum. Continue reading

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SHRUB: Ilex glabra (Inkberry)

Ilex gabra (Inkberry) is a holly species with lustrous, evergreen foliage all year. Continue reading

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Seeing in the Winter Garden

As the cold of winter approaches, the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden winds down. Shorter days and colder temperatures signal some of the garden perennials that it is time drop leaves and turn brown, while for others it is their time to shine. Continue reading

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TREE: Quercus alba (White Oak)

Tried and True Native Plant Selection for the Mid-Atlantic: This member of the white oak taxonomic group is an important plant to maintain biodiversity, and it supports an amazing 517 lepidoptera species. Continue reading

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