NVCC Horticulture Club, Loudoun Campus

NVCC Horticulture Club, Loudoun Campus

Comments

STEM DAY 2019
When you know you met your soul mate
Can you help your friends get hooked on nature? Tell them about City Nature Challenge. Starts this Friday!

Anyone can do this on their own, but if they want company, Northern Virginia public events can be found here.
• Arlington - 15 events
• Alexandria - 14 events
• Fairfax - 18 events
• Prince William - 5 events
https://citynaturechallengedc.org/events/

Click here for instructions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lWe7eByAmFLR39ATCKE1BhaTFxeYu66-Q1krFXICLKY/edit?usp=sharing
An example of why it is important to be able to identify both native and invasive plants.

The plant with the white flowers is invasive garlic mustard growing at the base of a tree next to poison ivy. (Garlic mustard is edible.)
Like it or not, poison ivy is native to North America and wildlife depend on it.

Poison ivy has a compound leaf with 3 leaflets. Apparently no one could make up a warning using the word leaflet so people think it has 3 leaves.

Next to the garlic mustard is a dark brown vine that resembles coconut coir. That is a poison ivy vine growing up the tree. This is an old vine.

Avoid contact with any part of the poison ivy plant to keep from getting the skin rash.

April 2019
There are available plots this year. Usually there is a waiting list. 😱 The plots range in sizes from 100sq ft to 3000 sq ft. Anyone living in Reston is eligible to rent a garden plot.
hahttp://www.reston.org/Parks,RecreationEvents/Facilities,MapsRentals/GardenPlots/tabid/940/Default.aspx
Hi - When are you selling the beautiful Geraniums, prior to the Leesburg Flower Show?
When is the Flower show?
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! In the spirit of giving thanks, I want to invite you all to my favorite seed swap EVER! I have been doing this swap for 10 years.
The Secret Santa Seed Swap on houzz (formerly gardenweb.org) . This is a great opportunity to get seeds that are on your wish list! All newbies are welcomed too. :D
https://www.houzz.com/discussions/5537877/11th-annual-secret-santa-seed-swap#n=30
Spotted this bennie 'Wheel bug' on the Gingko biloba past the hort gazebo during Woodies today. Thanks Eliza for squaring my ID (originally thought it was an Assassin bug).!

The Horticulture Club is an organization for all NVCC students interested in plants, gardening, and landscape design. This is not a page to discuss politics, race, religion, news, media etc.

05/07/2021

HRT 201 Landscape Plants I in the NOVA display gardens. This fall 2021 this class will be on Thursday evenings with some Saturday morning field trips. Sites we visit are Meadowlark Gardens, Green Spring Gardens, Morven Farm and other sites. Not all classrooms have 4 walls!

HRT 201 Landscape Plants I in the NOVA display gardens. This fall 2021 this class will be on Thursday evenings with some Saturday morning field trips. Sites we visit are Meadowlark Gardens, Green Spring Gardens, Morven Farm and other sites. Not all classrooms have 4 walls!

Parktakes Online | Park Authority 02/28/2021

Parktakes Online | Park Authority

Green Spring Gardens
Adult Programs spring 2021

Green Spring Gardens
4603 Green Spring Road
Alexandria, Virginia
Saturday, March 20
Basic Pruning Techniques for Shrubs
10am-12pm. (Adults) Learn to prune like a pro with this walk and talk led by pruning instructor Peter Deahl. Discover which shrubs and evergreens need pruning in late winter and learn techniques for keeping your plants healthy and beautiful. Bring gloves and disinfected pruners. $23 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (424.U5WX) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, March 27
Spring Tasks for a Great Garden
10:30am-12:00pm. (Adults) Horticulturalist Brenda Skarphol shows you things you can do to prepare your garden for a beautiful spring. Learn what plants you can and should divide now, the most effective pruning techniques, and more to set up your garden for fresh spring growth. $18 per person. This program is also available virtually. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (656.W5CH) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, April 10
Plants & Design: Japanese Garden Virtual Program
11am-12pm. (Adults) Japanese garden design is an art thousands of years in the making. Stone, gravel, water, bridges, moon gates, paths and plants all hold significance. Whether you are looking to make your own Japanese style garden or simply want to learn to appreciate its elemental meanings, this virtual program with horticulturalist Bevan Shimizu teaches you the essentials for creating a Japanese-style garden. The virtual link will be sent up to an hour before the start of the program. $18 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (9HA.S8WN) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, April 17
Mastering Weeds in Your Garden
10:30am-12:00pm. (Adults) Learn how to identify common w**ds and invasive plants in your garden and natural areas on this walk with horticulturist Brenda Skarphol. Learn about w**d life cycles and how w**ds end up in your yard. Come away with some w**d management techniques with a special emphasis on organic strategies. $18 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (008.NTYA) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, May 1
Garden Tour: Green Spring Up and Down
10-11:30am. (Adults) Extension Master Gardeners lead a special “Grand Tour” of Green Spring! View some upper demonstration gardens, then take the garden path less travelled to explore the naturalistic lower garden areas: the Virginia Native Plant Garden, woodland stream valley, and ponds. The tour involves a steep slope with loose gravel. $15 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (8A0.7XFX) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, May 1
Plants & Design: Multiply Your Plants
10:30am-12:00pm. (16-Adults) Multiply your plants through the simple, money-saving techniques of stem cuttings and plant division. Green Spring staff will walk you through this hands-on workshop where you will learn to propagate house and garden plants. Take a few starter plants home to grow for your garden. Your garden will flourish with your new skill. $22 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (586.KQ17) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, May 22
Plants & Design: Hummingbird Garden
1-2:30pm. (Adults) Attracting hummingbirds to your garden is fun and easy to do. Learn fascinating hummingbird facts and how to create a garden habitat for hummingbirds with Green Spring horticulturalist Susan Eggerton. Get a list of choice plants to get started on your hummingbird garden. $22 per person. This program is also available virtually. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (1A6.AMPP) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, May 22
Virtual Program: Hummingbird Garden
1-2:30pm. (Adults) Attracting hummingbirds to your garden is fun and easy to do. Learn fascinating hummingbird facts and how to create a garden habitat for hummingbirds with Green Spring horticulturalist Susan Eggerton. Get a list of choice plants to get started on your hummingbird garden. $10 per person. Registrants will receive a link to connect via Zoom prior to the program and will have an opportunity to ask questions live. This program is also available in person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (PHD.8QLY) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, June 5
Garden Tools and Perennial Maintenance
10-11am. (16-Adults) Join horticulturalist Karen Rexrode outdoors for an educational walk through the gardens focused on perennial maintenance and useful gardening tools to get the job done. Learn what the garden professionals see and do to ensure a happy, healthy, and beautiful garden. $18 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (E9K.HSNA) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, June 5
Plants & Design: Herbs—A Baker's Dozen
1-2:30pm. (16-Adults) Green Spring staff teach you how to grow common culinary herbs and creative ways to use them in the kitchen. Learn about cultural requirements, harvesting, preservation, propagation methods, resources, and recipes. Herbs will be available in the plant shop to get you started. $22 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (A57.4JZM) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, June 5
Edible Garden Tour
10-11:30am. (Adults) Explore the bounty of Green Spring’s Edible Garden with an Extension Master Gardener docent who showcases many food plants—from vegetables to fruit trees— suitable for home landscapes. See how edibles can grow in containers and small spaces and discover their ornamental value in the garden. $15 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (96U.YX7Y) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, June 12
Attractive and Lasting Plant Combinations: Virtual Program
11am-12pm. (16-Adult) Explore how to play with color, form, and texture in a perennial/shrub border with Washington Gardener Magazine publisher, Kathy Jentz. This virtual, image-heavy talk includes the tried-and-true proven combinations as well as some daring new mixes to experiment with in your own home garden. Take notes and get inspired with the formulas for beautiful plant combinations. This Green Spring Gardens program is being offered virtually on Zoom. A link for the program will be sent out via email on the day of the program , up to an hour before the program start time. $18 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (CDV.0K4P) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.


Event

Saturday, March, 27
Washington Gardener Magazine Seed Exchange
12-2pm or 2pm-4pm. (Adults) The 15th annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange will take place at Green Spring Gardens. Label and bring your extra seeds, houseplant cuttings and seedlings, and swap them with other gardeners. Attendees will receive planting tips, local gardening advice, and goody bags, as well as a chance to win door prizes. This program will be held indoors with social distancing and limited registration. $15 per person. Wear a mask. Temperature checks administered at the door. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (12-2pm code KNZ.CAB6; 2pm-4pm code KNZ.PUVH) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.


Garden Talks

Friday, March 12
Garden Talk: Designing an EcoSavvy Garden
1:30-2:30pm. (Adults) Learn to work with nature's resources to develop a beautiful, low-maintenance urban garden. With a little bit of knowledge, careful planning, and some effort, see how native trees/shrubs provide structure and year-round interest, along with colorful annuals and perennials that add seasonal color splashes. Extension Master Gardeners show you how to create a healthy, sustainable, and eco-savvy garden. $12 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (B6X.3T3H) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, March 27
Garden Talk: Growing Tomatoes From Seed to Sauce
10-11am. (Adults) More than anything else in the garden, there is nothing like a freshly picked tomato! Growing your own gives you flexibility, picking whatever variety best suits your own taste. Extension Master Gardeners show you healthy ways to grow tomatoes, varieties available, and how to manage pests and diseases. $12 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (EC4.CI21) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, April 3
Garden Talk: Design Great Containers
10-11am. (Adults) Whether its flower pots, hanging baskets or window boxes, container gardens are beautiful, easy and rewarding. Join Extension Master Gardeners to gain information and inspiration for creating a dazzling display. $12 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (D0C.KP95) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Friday, April 23
Garden Talk: Gardening for Bees
1:30-2:30pm. (Adults) Bees are threatened by habitat loss, pesticides and climate change. Extension Master Gardeners show you how to nurture bees, particularly honey bees, in your garden by growing a variety of plants that support them. $12 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (3F6.E98L) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

Saturday, May 22
Garden Talk: Make for the Shade
10-11am. (Adults) Let Extension Master Gardeners show you the many wonderful plant possibilities for your shade garden. Learn how to add interest with color, pattern and texture to create that cool mid-summer retreat. $12 per person. Register online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/parktakes (TDQ.36ZE) or call Green Spring Gardens at 703-642-5173.

By-Request Programs

Private Garden Tours for Groups and Individuals
Arrange a private tour of the demonstration gardens. Green Spring Extension Master Gardener docents lead garden tours year-round. These knowledgeable, highly trained guides interpret the gardens, the plant collections, the site’s mission, and its historic legacy. Home gardeners can learn about top landscape plant choices and plant combinations. General and themed garden tours are available. $10 per person for groups of 20 or more; $12 per person for 19 or fewer (minimum of 2) Groups of more than 10 people will be divided into smaller groups to allow for social distancing. For information or to schedule a garden tour call Historic Green Spring at (703) 941-7987.

Parktakes Online | Park Authority Fairfax County, Virginia - Welcome to Parktakes Online. Registering for Fairfax County Park Authority programs through Parktakes online is now even easier with an improved system that offers a new look and feel.

eventbrite.com 02/25/2020

Nature's Best Hope

This is a lecture event not to be missed professor and award-winning author Doug Tallamy!
Free sposored by Oak Spring Garden Foundation

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/natures-best-hope-tickets-95425053905

eventbrite.com A free lecture at The Hill School's Sheila C. Johnson Performing Arts Center by professor and award-winning author Doug Tallamy.

kqed.org 02/21/2020

Praying Mantis Love Is Waaay Weirder Than You Think | Deep Look

Praying Mantis Love is Waaay Weirder Than You Think | Deep Look

https://www.kqed.org/science/1917469/praying-mantis-love-is-waaay-weirder-than-you-think-deep-look

You may already know about the head eating Mantis, but watch this all the way to the end!

kqed.org These pocket-sized predators are formidable hunters. But when it comes to hooking up, male mantises have good reason to fear commitment.

02/14/2020

Nursery web spider - Trading a fly for s*x

Happy Valentines to all you "bug" fans!

A short sequence showcasing the mating habits of the nursery web spider. Music by Richard Collins. Check his stuff out here: https://soundcloud.com/rcollins-...

12/18/2019

Congratulations and thanks to the students of the HRT 121 Greenhouse class for finishing the very successful Poinsettia crop this year!

12/18/2019

Memories from the 2019 Club Poinsettia Sale!

12/10/2019

Adjunct faculty memeber Kim Wright led the Horticulture Club, a few florist students and faculty members in a boxwood wreath making workshop last weekend. We also combined the fun with some great food. Thanks to all who made this happen!

12/10/2019

Look where 125 of our Poinsettias went! Parkview High School's band for concert decorations and fund raising. Wow, aren't they beautiful!

12/02/2019

It all starts tomorrow Noon-6:00pm! 13 colors of Picture Perfect Poinsettias, Succulent Wish Gardens, Colorful Coleus, Beautiful Bromeliads, Marvelous Mini Jades. Come and shop in the Loudoun Greenhouse!

11/14/2019

Get ready for NVCC's Hort Club Poinsettia "Plus" Sale. New offerings succulents, Bromeliades, Coleus and more! Dec 3 &4!

10/17/2019

Transplanting "Party" Will we see you at the LR Garden on Monday? Let's get a head count on how many volunteers will be there! Comment "yes"!!!

newsweek.com 10/15/2019

2,624-year-old tree discovered in North Carolina swamp is one of the oldest on Earth

Check out this story- very old Bald Cypress trees on the East Coast!

newsweek.com Researchers have identified a group of ancient bald cypress trees which are over 2,000 years old.

10/14/2019

*Edit: Check your email for registration.*

Volunteers needed!

The Reynolds building (LR) will soon be undergoing renovations that will have an impact on the garden area. Next Monday, October 21 from 2-5pm, we will be digging out select perennials and replanting or potting them for use elsewhere on campus. Some plants may be available for to volunteers keep and take home. Meet up is at the LR courtyard entrance and tools will be provided. We hope to see you there!

10/11/2019

Club members! Don't forget that this Monday, October 14, we have been invited to volunteer at Earth Sangha in Springfield, VA between 11 and 12. Afterwards, we will be given a private tour and talk about the organization from Conservation Manager Matt Bright.

Earth Sangha is a non-profit supported in part by the Fairfax County Park Authority to provide governments and residents of the DC region with native plants for habitat restoration and residential use. They collect seeds from 50 sites across the region and currently grow 340 species. Every Sunday, Monday, and Thursday they are open from 9-12 to the public for volunteer workdays and plant sales. https://www.earthsangha.org/

Please register using the emailed link as Earth Sangha has asked for a count to better prepare the volunteer activity. Also, please note if you wish to carpool or drive.

09/09/2019

Spotted a beaut today! Keep your eyes open for these and other beneficial insects as summer comes to a close!

https://www.insectidentification.org/insect-description.asp?identification=Blue-Winged-Wasp

09/04/2019

Greenhouse class starts in 11 days! Welcome to all the students who've enrolled and gotten our numbers up so it's a go!
We're looking for 8-10 five gallon buckets for this class. If you have a couple hanging around that you'd like to donate please email me and bring them the next time you're on campus! [email protected]

08/26/2019

Looking for work? The Smithsonian is hiring!

Join our team and help us grow. We are currently hiring Supervisory Horticulturists. Applications are due September 5th, you can find the job posting here: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543188900

washingtonpost.com 08/26/2019

Perspective | A guide to the Mall’s best gardens, which are lush, romantic — and often hidden.

How many of these gardens have you visited?

washingtonpost.com Some of the city’s most-treasured spots are green, small and not monumental.

08/26/2019

Join the Horticulture Club on August 27th, 2019 and be a part of great opportunities such as trips to public gardens, community service activities, and plant sales during the fall and spring semesters. Our first meeting of the semester will take place at 4:30pm in room 102 of the Life Sciences building on the Loudoun campus. Expand your knowledge within the field, grow a green thumb, and meet others who share a passion for plants.
All students welcome!
Future Club meeting dates and times will be determined in this meeting.

Location

Category

Products

Holiday Plant Sale Poinsettias and more!
Campus Spring Plant Sale
Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival April

Telephone

Address


21200 Campus Dr
Sterling, VA
20164
Other Schools in Sterling (show all)
Rolling Ridge Elementary PtA Rolling Ridge Elementary PtA
500 E Frederick Dr
Sterling, 20164

Matyks Technology Group Matyks Technology Group
Sterling, 20164

Matyks Technology Group is an Information Technology company focusing on Cyber Security training and system migration support services.

Songbird Studios Songbird Studios
Sterling

**Sorry, we are not currently accepting new students** Songbird Studios offers piano & voice lessons for growing musicians of all ages.

Dominion High School Yearbook Dominion High School Yearbook
21326 Augusta Dr
Sterling, 20164

All information related to Dominion High School's yearbook.

Highkicks Taekwondo of Sterling Highkicks Taekwondo of Sterling
124 Edds Ln
Sterling, 20165

Premier Tae Kwon Do School serving the Sterling Community. Range of services are Tae Kwon Do instruction, after school program and summer camp. Now offering Virtual Learning Camp every school day!

Double Phoenix Jiu Jitsu Double Phoenix Jiu Jitsu
45714 Oakbrook Ct Unit 160
Sterling, 20166

We are a husband and wife combo whose mission is to teach people the highest level technique, while

Create More Music Studios Create More Music Studios
Sterling, 20166

Create More Music Studios offers private in-home music lessons. We are here to help students of all ages achieve their goals in creating music.

Tutor Back Pack Tutor Back Pack
Sterling, 20165

Tutoring in Math & Science and Reading virtually.Lets us help you with your homework.

Mile High Karate - Sterling, VA Mile High Karate - Sterling, VA
46960 Cedar Lake Plaza #100
Sterling, 20164

World Champion Jeff Smith's - Mile High Karate - Sterling, Virginia. Martial Arts - Karate Lessons for Children, Families, and Adults since 1983.

NOVA Guitar Academy NOVA Guitar Academy
6 Pidgeon Hill Dr Suite #190
Sterling, 20165-6101

Meadowland Elementary PTO Meadowland Elementary PTO
729 S. Sugarland Dr.
Sterling, 20164

This page will keep interested folks informed of the PTO events at Meadowland Elementary School.

Kumon Kumon
46950 Community Plaza
Sterling, 20164