Phlox Subulata (moss pink) in landscape. Photo © Elaine Mills

Common Native Ferns of the Mid-Atlantic


Join Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills to discuss the unique lifecycle and distinctive physical characteristics of ferns as well as the many reasons to consider planting them in your garden.


🌱 Arlington Central Library Plant Clinic

Arlington Central Library 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington, Virginia

The Plant Clinic at Arlington Central Library is staffed by VCE Master Gardeners, who answer general gardening questions as well as questions about pests and diseases and plant identification. They also provide free soil test kits on request. The clinic is located in the East Lobby of the Library.

🌎 Alexandria Earth Day [Month]

Join us as we commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Earth Day with a month full of environmentally focused events, activities, and online initiatives that center on the Eco-City Vision in which Alexandria’s residents, businesses, and City government participate in a vibrant community that is always mindful of the needs and lifestyle of the generations to come. We all need to do our part and what better way than through fun, educational, and engaging opportunities.

🌎 Langston Boulevard Earth Day Celebration

Langston Boulevard Alliance Langston Blvd between Woodrow St and Woodstock St, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia

Meet VCE Master Gardeners who will answer your questions about planting, soil health, water control, and native plants for your outdoor space. The VCE Small Trees, Big Canopies project will be conducting a free native tree giveaway!

🌺 Del Ray GardenFest

Fairlington Community Center 3308 S Stafford St, Arlington, VA

VCE Master Gardeners will be on hand at the Del Ray Garden Fest to provide all the information you need to have a healthy garden this year—how to test your soil, what to plant, and how to improve your vegetable harvest.  Fun, food and activities for all! 

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