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The Master Gardeners’ Bookshelf – Smithsonian Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location

Members of the 2015 Master Gardener training class and proctors supporting the class recently had the opportunity to hear a presentation by Smithsonian horticulturist James Gagliardi on herbaceous plant selection and usage. Those who were not able to attend the lecture can still benefit from his knowledge in a book to which he was a major contributor. Smithsonian Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location, a 2014 Dorling Kindersley publication, features information on over 3,000 plants. Continue reading

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Updates to Tried and True Native Plants and to Problem Plants

Get over that winter funk by planning your spring, summer and fall gardens. Searching for ideas? Take another look at our enhanced Tried and True Plants and Problem Plants resources. We have added 3 native ferns and 5 native ground covers to the Tried and True Plants library. Besides that, we have updated 48 of the Tried and True fact sheets with easier-to-read format, added information, and new images of plants that (mostly) can be visited in local public gardens. Continue reading

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Sunny Garden Renovations 2014

Written by Elaine Mills, Certified Master Gardener Photos by Elaine Mills and Liz Pittleman With the support of their team of Master Gardener volunteers and interns, coordinators Kate Donohue and Joe Kelly have undertaken a second year of renovations in … Continue reading

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Tick Season Arrives in Arlington and Alexandria

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION ARLINGTON COUNTY OFFICE Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington VA 22206 Telephone 703-228-6400 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  May 28, 2014 Contact:  Kirsten Buhls, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, (kbuhls@vt.edu) Tick season arrived a little later this … Continue reading

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Happy 25th Anniversary Quarry/Shade Garden!

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener Twenty-six years ago, Bon Air Park’s Quarry/Shade Garden was neither a quarry nor a garden. The 40‘ x 30’ site, once used as a quarry for inferior- grade building stone, sat idle and … Continue reading

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Audubon at Home in Arlington and Alexandria

The Audubon at Home Wildlife Sanctuary Program (AAH) helps people create and maintain natural habitat (for birds, amphibians, reptiles and the insects that support them), around their homes and community space. Our own backyards provide an opportunity for conservation, even … Continue reading

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