The first listing is for the Shepherd Park Garden Tour, which Washington Gardener Magazine is co-sponsoring. It takes place this Sunday afternoon. This self-guided tour allows you to leisurely peruse some of the beauty found in the DC neighborhoods of Shepherd Park, Colonial Village, and North Portal Estates. Ticket donations are $15 per person. Note that Washington Gardener Magazine subscribers get $2 off the tour fee. Just bring in your mail label from the current issue when you purchase your tour pass. Tour details here.
The second listing is for Spring Garden Day this Saturday, May 17 from 9am-3pm at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA. More than 40 vendors of rare and unusual plants descend on Green Spring Gardens to fill your spring gardening needs. Washington Gardener Magazine will be there with a table in or near the visitor center (our placement will depend on whether it calls for rains or not). We'll be selling current/back issues, taking renewals, and signing up new subscribers plus gift subscriptions. Green Spring details here.
In other news, the May 2008 issue of the Beltsville Garden Club Newsletter contains this short piece:
Garden Tips and News
By Sandy Lange
The May/June issue of Washington Gardener magazine contains an article and photos about the history of the BGC. Washington Gardener is a very informative magazine about horticulture in our area. Each issue has articles written by local gardeners. When it lists new plants for 2008, they are ones that will grow in our climate and soil. Dependable bulbs and shrubs are described with sources where they can be purchased. A recent issue had an article about the horticultural treasures at the National Agricultural Library in College Park. Washington Gardener is printed on recycled paper and the magazine sponsors many activities such as an annual seed exchange and the horticultural shows at Behnke’s. Yearly subscriptions are only $20.