Educational Videos from Glencarlyn Library Community Garden

Gazebo at the Glencarlyn Garden

Gazebo at the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden
Photo © Judy Funderburk

The coordinators of the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden started making short educational videos in the fall of 2020 as an alternative, distanced means of providing some of the educational content and herb-focussed activities usually featured at the garden’s annual AutumnFest event. They enjoyed the medium so much that they have continued to make plant and gardening related presentations as opportunities have presented themselves.


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Asian Mantis Case with Alyssa Ford Morel

Learn about the characteristics of an Asian Mantis case and why it should be destroyed.


Caring for Cannas with Paul Nuhn

Maintaining Cannas in the fall and preparing them for winter storage


Cutting Back Native Plants in Spring with Wendy Mills

Learn the importance of when and how to cut back native plants to provide seeds for birds and other wildlife through the winter and to provide future habitat for the larvae of cavity-nesting native bees for next fall.


Elaine’s Horticultural Matchmaking Services

Pairing Two Great Native Plants with Elaine Mills


Herbal Sachets with Judy Funderburk

Learn to make aromatic herbal sachets with Extension Master Gardener Judy Funderburk


Identifying Plants with Elaine Mills

Take a tour of Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills’ own garden and learn basic plant identification skills.


Israeli Salad with Wendy Mills

From garden to table – learn to make Israeli Salad. Recipe from Shaya: An Odyssey of Food, My Journey Back to Israel: A Cookbook by Alon Shaya


Planting Saffron Crocus with Alyssa Ford Morel

Details on purchasing, planting, and harvesting saffron from Crocus sativus.


Three Native Vines with Alyssa Ford Morel

A closer look at three great native vines to grow in Northern Virginia.


Winter Gardening Tasks with Alyssa Ford Morel

Gardening tasks for winter include planning, pruning, planting, and weeding.


Winter Pruning with Paul Nuhn

Gardening tasks for winter include planning, pruning, planting, and weeding.


Winter Weeds with Judy Funderburk

Learn how to identify some common winter weeds and how best to remove them.