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Challenges of the Summer Garden

Online Zoom Presentation

What happened to your beautiful spring garden? Summer got you and your garden down? Plants drooping, insect attack, aggressive weeds and is that a fungus? Join Extension Master Gardener Beth Buffington for tips on what you can do right now and what you can plan to do to make sure your summer garden thrives in the future.

Free

Summer Pruning for Woody and Herbaceous Perennial Plants

Online Zoom Presentation

Summer is the time to prune trees and shrubs that bloom in the spring and to help perennial flowering plants look their best. Extension Agent Kirsten Conrad will walk you through the how, when, and why to prune hedges, multi-stem shrubs, small trees, and large branches.

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Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardening

Online Zoom Presentation

Wondering what to plant when the weather starts to cool? Join us to learn what to plant when, and simple tips for success. We will discuss inexpensive techniques to extend your harvest and ways to enjoy some of your crops in the dead of winter. We will also discuss how to select and plant winter cover crops to improve your soil for next year.

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Native Vines for the Home Garden

Online Zoom Presentation

Vines can fill a variety of roles in the garden, either serving as ground covers or providing an attractive vertical element in the landscape as they grow on fences, trellises, or walls. Elaine Mills presents characteristics and attributes of the native vines as well as explain maintenance tips and ideas for their landscape uses.

Free

Soil Health

Online Zoom Presentation

Want to grow more flavorful tomatoes? Want to produce more colorful blooms? Healthy plants need healthy soil to do their best. 

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Fall Weed ID in the Garden

Online Zoom Presentation

Join Extension Master Gardener Joyce Hylton as she discusses some of the most common weeds in our area that flourish in the Fall. While a weed may be just a wildflower in the wrong place, learn why they may like your lawn and garden and how you can safely and effectively control them.

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Tree Care: Managing Pests and Diseases

Online Zoom Presentation

The health of Arlington and Alexandria’s urban forest depends on efforts across the community to plant and care for our trees. From time to time, our green canopy needs some TLC. Join Kirsten Conrad, Extension Agent for Arlington County and the City of Alexandria, to learn about common questions asked regarding tree root, leaf, and stem diseases and insect pests, and what is injurious to your trees and what is not.

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Organic Vegetable Garden Pepper Fest!

Organic Vegetable Garden Organic Vegetable Garden at Potomac Overlook Regional Park, 2845 Marcey Road, Arlington, VA

Come sample the many kinds of peppers that we grow and tour the garden! Extension Master Gardeners will answer questions about growing peppers and other beloved summer crops. We’ll also cover other topics such as composting, soil preparation, seed selection, … Continue reading

Putting Your Garden to Bed

Online Zoom Presentation

Did you know that Fall is the ideal time to plant trees, shrubs, and perennials? This class offers easy tips for onsite composting, providing winter habitat and food for wildlife, and end-of-season care of tools and equipment.

Free

Glencarlyn Library Community Garden AutumnFest

Glencarlyn Library Community Garden 300 South Kensington Street,, Arlington, Virginia

Come to the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden AutumnFest for a lively celebration of Fall! There will be three mini-workshops on gardening. At 11:00 am, “Climate Conscious Gardening” will offer ideas for earth-friendly gardening practices. At 12:00 noon head over to … Continue reading