From the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden
General Gardening Information
Elaine’s Horticultural Matchmaking Services
Pairing Two Great Native Plants with Elaine Mills
Caring for Cannas with Paul Nuhn
Maintaining Cannas in the fall and preparing them for winter storage
Cutting Back Hellebores & Epimedium in Spring with Judy Funderburk
Learn the best way to cut back Hellebores and Epimedium to have them look their best in spring.
Getting to Know Beautyberries with Elaine Mills
Learn about non-native Japanese Beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica) vs. our native American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana).
Identifying Plants with Elaine Mills
Take a tour of Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills’ own garden and learn basic plant identification skills.
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 Weeds with Judy Funderburk
Learn how to identify some common winter weeds and how best to remove them.
Beautiful Plants – Enjoy glimpses of native plants that grow well in the Mid-Atlantic region.
While most of the videos brought to you by the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden have a science-based, instructional focus, the series on “Beautiful Native Plants” was created to simply celebrate the ornamental characteristics of many species that are either native to the Mid-Atlantic region or are environmentally friendly and grow well here. Based on a personal library of still photos and a few video clips, each presentation introduces viewers to around a dozen plants, providing scientific and common names and illustrating their full forms as well as details of buds, flowers, and foliage through the seasons. The videos are designed to be viewed with audio on to provide a background of music and the sounds of nature. You are invited to fall in love with beautiful native plants.