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Crazy Mixed up February (and March!)

by Judy Funderburk, Master Gardener “Spring” … sprung or unsprung? In the middle of what is supposed to be winter, when the days are still relatively short and the nights long, the plants in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden are … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season — A Meditation on Wonder

By Judy Funderburk, Master Gardener “Our aliveness depends on our ability to sustain wonder.” This quote from my daily meditation book, The Book of Awakening, by Mark Nepo, rings true to me. I immediately think of Rachel Carson whose book … Continue reading

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Autumnfest at the Glencarlyn Library Demonstration Garden

By Judy Funderburk, Certified Master Gardener AUTUMNFEST!  The word brings to the mind’s eye pumpkins of every size and color, Indian corn, colored leaves, a freshness in the air.

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New Brochure for Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Is Big Hit

By Judy Funderburk Everyone who sees our new brochure says something nice: “It’s beautiful.” “It leads you into the Garden.” “It helps you learn more about the plantings in each of the 10 garden sections.”

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Library Garden Receives Gift from Campbell Elementary 2nd Graders

By Judy Funderburk Ms. Jessica Berg’s 2nd grade class walked from their school to the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden bearing a gorgeous homemade gift! It is a wind chime made from repurposed bamboo that the children found invading the back of … Continue reading

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View From the Glencarlyn Library Demonstration Garden

By Judy Funderburk, Master Gardener Suddenly I smelled a wonderful fragrance. I was kneeling down in the Asian Garden to prune back last year’s dried up heart-shaped leaves from the perennial commonly called Bishop’s Hat, Barrenwort, or Fairy Wings (Epimedium … 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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Photographing the Tried and True Sheets: Part 3 – Capturing Foliage and Bark

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener So far,  our Photographing the Tried and True Sheets series has explored how best to capture photographs of various plants, including trees, flowers and fruits. You can read part one here and part two here! Part three of … Continue reading

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Photographing the Tried and True Sheets: Part 2 – Capturing Flowers and Fruits

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener Part One of Photographing the Tried and True Sheets explored how best to capture the forms of plants and trees in photographs. You can read part one here! This week, a closer look at capturing … Continue reading

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Photographing the Tried and True Sheets: Part 1 – Capturing the Form

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener In a major improvement, Tried and True Plant fact sheets now provide photographic images that highlight native plants grown in MGNV demonstration gardens and local public spaces, such as Green Spring Gardens, Meadowlark … Continue reading

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