Tag Archives: Quarry Shade Garden

Open House at the Sunny and Quarry Shade Gardens

Looking forward to seeing you at the Sunny and Shade Gardens Open House on October 14 from 1-3 p.m.!
Get ideas for the right plant for that special place in your yard:
Tour the gardens;
Get advice from Master Gardeners;
Programs by the VCE agent and activities for kids;
Take home some free seeds; and
Try your luck in a plant raffle. Continue reading

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Spring Beauty or Beast?

When spring finally arrived in the DC metro area, a rather showy groundcover had already made its presence known – lesser celandine or Ranunculus ficaria.
Despite its visual appeal, this groundcover is highly invasive. Continue reading

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Sunny/Shade Garden Tour – This Sunday!

Come join us this Sunday, Oct. 1 from 2-4 pm at the Sunny & Shade Garden Tour at Bon Air Park. Continue reading

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October 2017 Public Education Events

Come to our free public education events in October 2017. Topics include Tour Our Gardens in Bon Air Park; Simpson Gardens Stroll; Tree Selection, Planting and Care; Composting and What To Do With All That Leaf and Yard Waste; Putting Your Garden To Bed; and Native Grasses and Sedges for the Home Garden.

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Summer in the Shade Garden – Shade Garden Phlox

By Dina Lehmann-Kim, Certified Master Gardener All Photos © 2017 Dina Lehmann-Kim In late July through early August, the Shade Garden at Bon Air Park features a floral display that is short-lived but spectacular nonetheless. The plant, Lycoris squamigera, also … 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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