September 2018 Public Education Programs include: Garden Talk – Partnering with Pollinators; 2 sessions of Fall Lawn Care; Small Space Gardening – Selecting Trees; 2 sessions of Composting – What to do with all those leaves?; and Native Grasses and Sedges for the Home Garden.
Special Events include: Simpson Gardens Tuesday Stroll; Wednesday Central Library Garden Talks with AFAC; the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden Autumnfest; and the Simpson Gardens Fall Open House and 25th Anniversary Celebration.
Don’t forget to check out our Plant Clinics as well! Continue reading
Written by Julie McGuire, Master Gardener To celebrate the 45th Earth Day on 22 April 2015, Julie shares some news about the International Year of Soils. In celebration of the 2015 International Year of Soils, MGNV presents you with some ‘punny’ … Continue reading
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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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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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Tagged Alexandria, Arlington, buds, Climate Change, December solstice, deciduous, evergreens, fruits, garden bone structure, garden structure, gardening, horticulture, invasive species, Master Gardeners, midwinter, seed catalogs, Seeds, shrubs, Simpson Gardens, snow, spring, spring equinox, Trees, vegetables, Wildlife, Winter, winter gardens, winter interest