If you’ve never been to Green Spring Garden Park in Annandale, you should venture out tomorrow, Saturday, May 19th when more than 40 local vendors will be selling flowers, trees and shrubs at the annual Spring Market Fair. The vendors know a lot about plants suitable for this area, and are happy to talk to you about how best to cultivate these plants. Come early to be sure of viewing the largest variety of plant– savvy gardeners have been coming to this sale for years to augment their gardens.
Fairfax County Master Gardeners also will have a booth where gardening problems can be diagnosed and unknown plants identified. Just take in a sample of any plant material that is diseased or bug-ridden, and these gardeners will either diagnose the problem at once, or research it for you.
An added bonus to going to Green Spring Garden Park at this time of year is that you can explore the 22 demonstration gardens located in the park and see mature plants blooming there in May.
There are home made munchies on sale so that you can really make a day of it. I’ll be there as early as I can be–hope to see you there!
The park is located at 4603 Green Spring Road, right off Little River Turnpike and Braddock Road.