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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.

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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

Native Flowers, Fruits and Foliage for Fall

Online Zoom Presentation

October marks a slowing down of the growing season, but there are still many native plants you might consider adding to your garden to introduce long-lasting blooms and colorful foliage to the fall landscape. Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills will discuss over 40 plants native to the Mid-Atlantic region, including perennials, ground covers, vines, shrubs, and trees that will offer important support for local wildlife as well as beauty. She will describe characteristics, attributes, and maintenance tips specific to these native plants and offer ideas for landscape uses.

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Native Trees: How to Select, Plant and Transplant

Online Zoom Presentation

A significant proportion of our area’s urban tree canopy depends upon the efforts of thousands of residents to care for mature trees and plant new ones on privately held properties from single family homes, to townhouses, to apartment complex shared greenspaces. Extension Master Gardeners Amy Crumpton and Alicia Martini will discuss best practices for caring for trees.

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How to Care for Houseplants

Online Zoom Presentation

Join Extension Master Gardener Interns Evin Morrison and Rebecca Secula to learn about getting plants to thrive in your home. Evin and Rebecca will cover a variety of topics including ideal lighting conditions, potting soil recipes, and how to deal with pests.

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Composting: Leave the Leaves and Other Beneficial Practices

Online Zoom Presentation

Fall is the perfect time to practice good composting and mulching practices for your trees and plant beds and to start a compost system to create black gold for your spring garden. Instead of raking leaves to the curb, allow fallen leaves to feed your trees, enrich the soil and provide overwinter protection for roots and habitat for insects.

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