The latest Washington Examiner is now out with the debut of "The List." We are providing the "Home & Garden Top 5" list for this every week. Read the Examiner article online (March 15 edition - page 31), or grab the print version at the red street boxes around town today - the List is on page 31.
Our "@washingtongardener.com" email addresses have been on the fritz for the past two weeks. Since I was in Philadelphia and busy at other shows, I did not notice it for a few days and once I did, it took over a week to have the problem corrected by our email host. Worse still, none of the missing emails has been recovered NOR has it bounced back to the senders. That means whoever wrote to us may never know we did not get the email nor will we ever know we missed it. So, if you wrote to us at "@washingtongardener.com" in the past week or two and did not get a reply yet, please resend it. We apologize for any inconvenience. And yes, we are shopping around for a new email/web host.
A garden writer I know is holding a workshop next month at Brookside Gardens, looks very worthwhile for those new to DC-area gardening. We're going to provide a copy of the current issue of Washington Gardener Magazine to all her attendees.
Here is a description: "The Newcomers' Guide to Gardening" presented by Peggy Riccio, Freelance Garden Writer and Horticulturist. For people who are new to gardening and gardeners who are new to the DC Metropolitan area, learn the necessary stepping stones to a successful growing season and about our local gardening world and resources. You will receive a special reference handout listing local gardening classes, shows, public gardens, internet sites, books, and other horticultural media. Course number 29199. Tuesday, April 24, 10:00 - 11:30 am. Fee $11, registration required. Visitors Center Auditorium, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902; (301) 962-145.