It’s Open Season

It’s open season on weeds, bugs and diseases. Another summer of weekly diagnostic plant clinics has begun at Fairfax County farmers markets and libraries. Master gardeners are ready and waiting to answer your gardening questions and examine your samples. And, we want to help you reinvigorate your lawn with the Home Turf program.
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Divide and Conquer

helleboresNow that your hellebores have finished their early spring show and are getting a bit crowded in their beds, do what Julius Caesar would do: divide and conquer. You don’t need a military legion — only a trowel. But as in battle, you must know where the divisions are located.
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Salads On Demand

salad gardenYou take advantage of movies on demand, so let’s try salads on demand. Grow a bowl of healthy, mouth-watering salad on your deck or in your window box. Then harvest your mix of greens when you need them. But remember that the salad dressing goes on last.
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Mother’s Day In A Garden — But Not Hers

gardenIf Mom is a gardener, or even thinking of gardening, encourage her with a trip to a local public garden on Mother’s Day. This spring, explore five different gardens and their treasures, all within Fairfax County.
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5 Things To Know About Weed Killers

mulch moundThe weapons of mass destruction you use on those unwelcome weeds don’t always work in the ways we expect. Arm yourself with the know-how to keep your weeds at bay and your prized flora protected from damage.
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Become A Plant Community Organizer

garden community landscapeYou too can become a plant-community organizer. A new book by Thomas Ranier presents a relatively easy way to pull a garden together by designing plantings that mimic naturally occurring plant communities.
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You Can Never Have Enough Plants

plant saleSo pick up some more! More than 40 local plant vendors are planning to descend on Green Spring Gardens for the annual Spring Garden Day Plant Sale on May 14. Edibles, natives, tropicals and unusual plants will be available to fill your spring gardening needs.
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