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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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MG Events October 2015

VCE Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (Alexandria/Arlington) have scheduled the following events in October 2015. We hope you will be able to share this information widely with your organizations, neighbors and friends. Continue reading

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MG Events September 2015

VCE Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (Alexandria/Arlington) have scheduled the following free events in September 2015. We hope you will be able to share this information widely with your organizations, neighbors and friends. Continue reading

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VIEW FROM THE GARDEN 

It’s the time of year when Gardeners talk enthusiastically about “Spring Ephemerals,” using this term to describe native wildflowers, such as Virginia Bluebells, Trout Lily, Toothwort, Spring Beauty, Bloodroot, Trillium and Woodland Phlox. The word ‘ephemeral’ often means short-lived, but in the case of native plants, transitory is more accurate. Continue reading

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