Unit Coordinator. Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Adria focuses on several diverse program areas which include pest detection and diagnosis of plant and insect problems, water quality and nutrient management, and invasive pest management. She works with both residents and landscape and nursery industry professionals of Fairfax County.
Adria also is responsible for two Master Gardener Volunteer programs; the Fairfax County Master Gardener Association and the Green Spring Master Gardener volunteer programs. Both groups of volunteers help Fairfax County residents answer landscape questions at Plant Clinics, the Master Gardener Horticulture Helpdesk and through educational programs for the public such as the Ecosavvy Symposium.
To ensure a longer indoor life during the holiday season, plants such as poinsettias, the Christmas cactus, amaryllis, rosemary, among others, require adequate lighting and moist air to maintain their attractive look and vibrant color. The poinsettia is a native of Mexico, so it should not surprise us that it needs a little “helping hand” to ensure a longer, fuller life in our indoor environments and colder climate.13 December 2021