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May 2019 Public Education Events

May 2019 Public Education Classes are open to all, but space may be limited so be sure to register online. This month’s classes include:
*Container Gardening for Food, Fun and Beauty,
*Mosquitos and Ticks: Identification and Control and
*Tips for Selecting Native Plants for Your Home Garden.

Don’t miss these great special events!
*Organic Vegetable Garden Open House,
*Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Spring Celebration and Plant Sale,
*Ask a Gardener at the Organic Vegetable Garden,
*Simpson Garden Stroll,
*Green Spring Garden Day and Big Plant Sale,
*Information Night for Fall 2019 Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program,
*Simpson Garden Family Night, and
*Open House for Sunny and Shade Demonstration Gardens.
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Small Space Gardening for Pollinators

Homeowners with small yards or apartment dwellers with balconies may wonder what role they can play in supporting pollinators. The good news is that by selecting smaller sizes of woody plants and making creative use of containers, gardeners with limited space can enjoy appealing landscapes that attract a wide variety of these creatures. Continue reading

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Balcony Gardening Basics

New resource page! Balcony Gardening Basics
If you have a balcony, you can garden. Whether you want to add color with flowers and foliage, create a little privacy, or grow edibles and native plants; you can transform your balcony from a concrete jungle into a miniature garden. Continue reading

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May 2018 Public Education Events

May 2018 Public Education Classes and Events include classes on Problem Plants and Better Alternatives; Small Space Gardening on Balconies; Mosquitoes and Ticks: Identification and Control; Sowing the Seeds of Victory: War Gardens in America; Weeds: Getting to Know Your “Closest Neighbors”; and Small Space Gardening: Edible Landscaping.

Special Events include Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll ; Saturday Morning in the Vegetable Garden at the Organic Vegetable Garden; Wednesday Library Garden Talks and two plant sales – one at Glencarlyn Library Community Garden and our big fundraiser at the Green Spring Plant Sale Continue reading

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April 2018 Public Education Events

Many Public Education Classes, Talks and Events in Arlington and Alexandria in April 2018:
Plant Selection; Planning and Planting the Herb Garden; Arlington County Earth Fest; Irrigation; Arlington Homeshow and Garden Expo; Garden Structures: Supports, Going Vertical, and Rabbit and Deer Control; Square Foot Gardening; Aprilfest; Small Space Gardening: Selecting Trees and Shrubs; Balcony and Container Gardening; Alexandria Earth Day; Walter Reed Garden Group; Gardening in Containers, Window Boxes, and on Balconies; and Sowing the Seeds of Victory: War Gardens in America.
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Balcony Gardening Intern Project

By Susan Wilhelm, Certified Master Gardener For their intern project, Sandy Burkholder and Marilyn Thomson (Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, Class of 2016) prepared an extensive exhibit for the 2017 Arlington Homeshow and Garden Expo (AHGE) that included a portable … Continue reading

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