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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . Paula Kaufman, Master Gardener Coordinator, Virginia Cooperative Extension-Arlington-Alexandria

Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia extend sincere thanks and wish happy trails to Paula, who resigned Feb. 27 after serving for MG Coordinator for nearly two years. Her last day at work is March 10, 2017, but she plans to … Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening (The Thing About Gardeners)

Gardening strikes me as the perfect metaphor for life. Everything goes swimmingly well for a while, then adversity strikes and we need to plod through it until we’ve solved the problem or survived the crisis or found a new pathway. Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening (A Venture in Guerrilla Gardening)

Not all gardeners have big plots. So sometimes we just exploit what’s nearby. It’s a bit iffy, but taking a little risk and adding a dollop of luck and patience, some digging and weeding and a mix of bought and donated plants can pay off. Witness the former parking lot island near my town house. It used to be a dog- and sun-seared plot of weedy grass that never looked good after the first green flush of spring. Continue reading

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Help Green Spring Gardens by Donating Cuttings from Your Garden!

FROGS will be selling bundles of greens at the Gardeners Holiday Open House on Sunday December 6th. As always, we are turning to our wonderful Green Spring volunteers and asking that you bring in any greens that you may have or can cut from your yards for this purpose. Continue reading

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MG Events October 2015

VCE Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia (Alexandria/Arlington) have scheduled the following events in October 2015. We hope you will be able to share this information widely with your organizations, neighbors and friends. Continue reading

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About . . . Kirsten Conrad

Our occasional series on “five things you don’t know about…” covers all things gardening and DC area. This month, we highlight Virginia Cooperative Extension Agent, Kirsten Conrad.    

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