Thursday, April 29, 2010
Spring Issue Getting Rave Reviews
I’m hearing many compliments already from readers saying, “Best issue ever!” and like. Many are enjoying the feature stories including a profile of filmmaker Cintia Cabib, whose documentary “A Community of Gardeners” will make you laugh and cry and think about all the ways gardening touches your life.
Also in this issue is the Edibles column, "Magical Beans" by Cindy Brown. She shares her tips on how to grow these legendary legumes here in the Mid-Atlantic and the best varieties for our area.
Our Daytrip article is to American University in NW, Washington, DC. Did you know they were a certified arboretum now? More than that, they are going green from roofs to composting to their new student-run garden plots. Other local college campuses are taking note and asking how they can do likewise.
You’ll also find in this issue:
• a plant profile feature on Dwarf Iris
• a how-to article on Building a Raised Growing Bed
• a short piece on planting Bare Root Roses
• a round-up of our 17 Photo Contest Winners
• our InsectIndex column focuses on Bugs that Attack Broccoli and related greens
• a club meeting with the Gesneriad Society (African Violets and such)
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