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Gifts of Fragrance in the Early Spring Garden 

Gifts of Fragrance in the Early Spring Garden

How often do we miss things because we are just too busy to “slow down and smell the flowers?” Continue reading

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Planting Dates for Arlington and Alexandria

Check out this chart for 2018 Planting Dates for Arlington and Alexandria! Continue reading

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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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The Long View – Meditations on Gardening (This Odd Season Called Spring)

We’ve edged into May, smack in the middle of spring. The delight we gardeners take in the arrival of the season has been tested this year. After the long cold winter, spring finally arrived about mid-April. And then it had second thoughts and retreated, only to turn the heat up to almost 80 for a day or two and then retreat again. Rain has fallen pretty regularly. So while we can’t quite trust the season (what’s new about that? “April is the cruelest month,” said the poet in 1922) and we struggle with its fickleness, still we rejoice. And then we take stock of what winter meant to our particular plots: What died, what lived, how is the seasonal progression going this year? Continue reading

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