Glencarlyn Library Garden introduced a Seed Library in the fall of 2023. It is located under the portico by the Library’s entrance. While it is overseen by the coordinators of the Library Garden, it is designed to be used and supported by the public, with seeds being shared from one garden to another.
Guidelines for Use
- Take only seeds you intend to plant. Maximum: five packs.
- You are invited to share seeds you collect from your own garden. Only share known seeds, properly identified with botanical name, common name, and cultivar if applicable.
- To share seeds, use envelopes provided in the Seed Library or print more from this template.
Questions? Please send an email to: email@example.com.
More information about saving, sharing, and starting seeds is available at the following links:
- Envelopes for the Seed Library
- Spreadsheet with information on growing most of the native seeds in this Seed Library, as well as links to MGNV Tried & True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic fact sheets
- Chart with dates for planting, transplanting, and harvesting vegetables in Arlington and Alexandria
- Specific tips from Plant NOVA Natives on growing native plants in Northern Virginia from seed
- Database from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center listing plants native to North America, including a section on propagation towards the end of each listing – for example, see propagation notes for Liatris spicata (Dense Blazing Star).
- Native seed propagation methods from Missouri Botanical Garden