Monday, March 31, 2008

Cherry Blossoms

Sunday, March 30: The TV was wrong, as usual; DC's overrated cherry blossoms were far from peak bloom but the throngs were out in force:

Annual Garden Show at Homestead Gardens

The Homestead llamas:

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Dee Droter Receives Award of Honor

Marian Delorenzo, District 1 awards chairman, and Vickie Godwin, state awards chairman, presented Dee Droter with the District I Award of Honor for her years of service in gardening and garden clubs. Dee created this arrangement for the refreshments table at the March 13 District I awards meeting:

Friday, March 14, 2008

District I "Arrangement in a Can" Workshop

Collecting Native Plant Seeds

Ulrich Lorimer, curator of native plants at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, talks about collecting and preserving the seeds of native plants:

Lorimer is the son of District I corresponding secretary Freia Lorimer.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring Arrives on the Hill

This is the bloom (l) of an arugula (Eruca sativa) which survived the winter in a pot and has matured to the point of blooming!

Rob DeFeo on Park Service Trees

Robert DeFeo, chief horticulturist for the National Parks Service gave an entertaining program on how to kill trees at the regular club meeting on March 12. His talk was based on decades of experience with Constitution Gardens, the Korean War Memorial, Sherman Park and other Park Service venues in the National Capital Area.

E.J. Truax presided and held up a special azalea brought by Peggy Pecores as part of her talk on her volunteer work at the greenhouses of the National Gallery of Art:

Sallie Strang gave the report of the nominating committee for the elections in April.