Tag Archives: winter interest

TREE: Juniperus virginiana (Eastern Redcedar)

This week’s Tried & True selection is Eastern Redcedar. This tree’s dense foliage provides excellent roosting and nesting cover for birds. Besides being a favorite wildlife food, the fruit gives gin its characteristic flavor. Continue reading

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Seeing in the Winter Garden

As the cold of winter approaches, the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden winds down. Shorter days and colder temperatures signal some of the garden perennials that it is time drop leaves and turn brown, while for others it is their time to shine. Continue reading

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Native Plants for Winter Interest

A number of plants native to our region provide continuing value and interest in our gardens into the winter. Their evergreen foliage or interesting bark add beauty to the landscape, while their berries, seeds, or stems provide support to wildlife through the cold months. 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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