Gardening Resources

Falls Church is Zone 7a in Plant Hardiness Zone so grow plants and trees that will thrive in this zone.  Click on these links in blue for more info.

Current Topics

Broadcast on Dec 4 on WAMU “The 1A” with Joshua Johnson

Must-visit places --no admission fee!

U.S. Botanic Garden
A great resource on gardening information as well as a beautiful place to visit in DC.  Learn how to grow orchids and tips you can use at home.  Check out its programs and events.

U.S. National Arboretum
A fantastic resource for research, education, and gardening programs and activities. Get your questions answered on azaleas, boxwoods, bonsai, roses. and more.

If you want to pay a little more, go visit the Monet's Garden in France!

Garden Writings and Musings
(for reference only, not an endorsement.) 

About Composting

What is that plant or tree?
Plant Finder - National Garden Association
Find out the name of your mystery plant by the color of the bloom or shape of the leaf.

Ask the Experts. The site welcomes your questions on pests and plants and provides answers within a day or two.
Volunteers provide research-based horticultural information and advice to Fairfax County home gardeners..