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AutumnFest was celebrated in the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, a Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia/Virginia Cooperative Extension (MGNV/VCE) demonstration garden in Arlington Virginia, with a feast of pumpkins, people, and plants. On Sunday, September 17th, a beautiful late-summer/fall day, Master Gardeners and Interns were delighted to welcome over 225 visitors. Continue reading
by Wendy Mills, Certified Master Gardener A growing body of research is proving what we know intuitively: Nature is good for us—physically, mentally, and cognitively. When we spend time in nature—whether in a national park or a backyard garden—we feel … Continue reading
By Paul Nuhn, Certified Master Gardener As I write this column, we have experienced a warmer February but a typically cold and windy March. This warm spell sent many of our plants into believing spring was upon them. Mother Nature … Continue reading
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
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
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.
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.”
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
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
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