Echinacea purpurea (Purple Coneflower) Photo by Elaine L. Mills

Small Space Gardening for Pollinators: Q&A with MGNV

ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION

Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills will answer questions regarding plants and best practices for sustaining a welcoming space for regional pollinators. To prepare for this session, please view the video Small Space Gardening for Pollinators in the MG Virtual Classroom, and come with questions about getting started on your existing garden. FREE Access this program …

Controlling Mosquitoes and Ticks in Your Yard Without Pesticides

ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION

Our Zoom Class size limit is 500. If you change your mind, please cancel, as we have a high demand. Learn pesticide-free best management practices to control mosquitoes and ticks in your yard and keep them away from you and your family. Extension Master Gardener Joan McIntyre will explain how to identify mosquitoes and ticks prevalent in …

Free

Top Insect and Disease Management Strategies for Fruit Producing Trees

ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION

Our Zoom Class size limit is 500. If you change your mind, please cancel, as we have a high demand. Got fruit?  Want to add some shade with edible crops to your landscaping?  This class will offer you best practices for recognizing and managing the top 12 disease and insect pests that are found on our most …

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Best Bets: Native Plants for Dry Conditions

ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION

Our Zoom Class size limit is 500. If you change your mind, please cancel, as we have a high demand. Homeowners often wonder which plants will be best suited to the soil conditions in their landscapes. In this class, Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills will describe the factors that lead to dry conditions in a garden and the adaptations …

Free

Home Turf Alternatives: Converting Your Lawn into a Garden!

ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION

Are you ready to think outside of that boxy carpet of lawn that dominates your yard? Join Extension Master Gardener Donald Bobby to explore alternatives to turf grass and learn manageable techniques to reduce the size of your traditional lawn. FREE To register for this session, go to https://arlingtonhomeshow.org/. The Arlington Home and Garden Expo …

Native Blooms for the Summer Garden

ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION

Join Extension Master Gardener Elaine Mills as she describes the characteristics and attributes of 35 native perennials, woody plants, and grasses that bloom during the summer months.

Free

Green Home and Garden Tour

ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION

Join us at the annual green home and garden tour, taking place virtually in 2021. This tour will feature homes with energy-efficient technologies, solar panels, and green renovations; watershed-friendly gardens, …

The Hospitable Gardener: Welcoming Birds to Your Garden

ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION

Birds are some of the most visible and charming visitors to our gardens. Are you interested in being a better host to them? This talk will provide practical cultural tips and plant suggestions to invite them in and help your feathered guests feel at home.

Free

Vegetable Garden Pests and Diseases

ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION

Join Kirsten Conrad, Extension Agent for Arlington and the City of Alexandria, for a class on recognizing common injurious insects and diseases in your vegetable garden. Learn how to attract and encourage beneficial insects to assist you in fighting off these pests. Kirsten will provide tips and tricks to limit and even prevent damage on your vegetable crops.

Free

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

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.

Free

Tree Care: Managing Pests and Diseases

ONLINE ZOOM PRESENTATION

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. This program also will discuss best practices for tree planting and replacement and will offer easy, inexpensive, straightforward measures to help avoid tree problems and ensure that your trees have the best possible chance for success.

Free
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