Tag Archives: Alexandria

November Notes from the Organic Vegetable Garden, in Potomac Overlook Regional Park

Putting the Garden to Bed By Certified Master Gardener Nancy Dowling If you come to the Organic Vegetable Garden today, you will see nearly every bed green with foliage. Does that surprise you? Well, it shouldn’t. Remember in my very … Continue reading

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July 2016 Public Education Events

Please join VCE Master Gardeners of Arlington/Alexandria for one of these July events! Simpson Gardens Stroll ―Tuesday, July 12, 11 a.m. to Noon 420 E. Monroe St., Alexandria 22301 (by the YMCA) Rescheduled from July 5.  VCE Master Gardeners who maintain … Continue reading

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Zika and Mosquito Control

VCE/Master Gardeners and our local jurisdictions and  are very serious about helping our community learn the best management practices for mosquito control in light of the current Zika health crisis. Attend one of these public education sessions and keep up on … Continue reading

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Orientation Open House for 2016 Master Gardener Training

Register for the Open House! VCE Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia have scheduled two opportunities for residents of Arlington and Alexandria to learn more about the 2016 Master Gardener Training Program, which will begin on September 6.

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening (The Soft Season)

Undefined, blurred, softened – that’s how the gardens look under snow. We call it harsh winter, but, in fact, it’s a soft season in many ways. We cannot garden outdoors during snow, nor trample the beds afterward while the soil is all soft and damp and sheltering the turmoil of life under the surface. So we ourselves get a little soft, physically, in terms of outdoor labor. Continue reading

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