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Growing Flowers and Vegetables in Containers

Virginia Cooperative Extension, with the support of Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, is offering a free workshop on gardening in containers Saturday, April 7 and Saturday, April 14. Learn how to grow flowers and vegetables in pots, planters or other containers for maximum beauty and bountiful crops on your deck, balcony, porch or patio. To register, call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com; for information about Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia, visit www.mgnv.org

Saturday, April 7, 10 a.m.-noon, Westover Library, 1644 N. McKinley Rd., Arlington, Va.

Saturday, April 14, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, Va.

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