Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Spring Continues

Iris on A Street SE:

Bleeding heart (Dicentra) on Independence Avenue:
Wisteria on Independence Avenue:
For lilacs go here.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Tree Doctor Discusses Patients

April 14: Dr. Jay Stipes, retired professor of tree pathology at Virginia Tech, enthralled members with a seminar on trees, their diseases and some cures. His work included refining the injection of fungicides to combat Dutch elm disease. His "patients" include elms on the National Mall and historic trees at Mount Vernon, Monticello, and Montpellier, as well as on the Capitol grounds.

Dr. Stipes shared some pages from his notebooks where he has saved leaves, as well as notes, on historic trees from historic places.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Bulb Giveaway Bulbs in Bloom

1300 block of North Carolina Avenue SE, April 10:
Photo by Elizabeth Nelson.