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Planting Dates for Arlington and Alexandria

Check out this chart for 2018 Planting Dates for Arlington and Alexandria! Continue reading

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High Summer at Simpson Gardens

By Master Gardener Christa Watters for the Simpson Crew We’ve survived a long siege of fairly relentless heat this summer as July brought day after day of 90-degrees and higher, with humidity also pushing the limits. Some plants love the … Continue reading

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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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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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Can You Identify These Pollinators? Part 1: Bees, Wasps, Flies

During National Pollinator Week we challenged you to test your pollinator identification skills. Each day we featured a pollinator or two on our Facebook page with clues to the identity. This week we provide answers in three parts. Part 1 focuses on bees, wasps and flies. Continue reading

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Asparagus-and-Potato Flatbread

As the days become longer and warmer, we crave lighter foods, and especially fresh, seasonal produce. This quick-and-easy way to use asparagus will impress and delight anyone you serve it to, even if it’s just yourself. Continue reading

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