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SHRUB: Aronia melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic
This attractive native member of the Rose family is often found in bogs, swamps, and moist thickets and sometimes on drier balds and rock outcroppings throughout eastern North America. Continue reading

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November 2017 Public Education Events

The following are free public education events offered by VCE for November 2017. Holiday and Winter Containers (Note that the class is offered twice) Wednesday, November 1, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St., Arlington, 22206  … Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening (The Garden as Artifact)

The Garden as Artifact By Christa Watters Garden: n. Planted area of ground, a plot of ground where plants such as fruits, vegetables and flowers are grown. (Latin origin hortus garda implies a closed area. Ultimately from a prehistoric German … Continue reading

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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening (The Bare Bones of the Garden)

The Bare Bones of the Garden By Christa Watters Here we are at midwinter, halfway between the December solstice and the spring equinox. It’s a hard time for gardeners, a time when the garden seems to sleep and it is mostly … Continue reading

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Culinary, Fragrant & Medicinal HERBS !

If herbs are in your garden or your future garden, you won’t want to miss AutumnFest, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Glencarlyn Library Community Garden. Continue reading

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What happened to my shrubs?

Written by Mary Free, Certified Master Gardener Do you recognize the plant on which the male Eastern tailed-blue is perching? It is a heath – Erica vagans ‘Yellow John’ – native to parts of Europe. Heaths are desirable, low maintenance, … Continue reading

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