Brookland House/Garden Tour Washington DC – June 5

May 20, 2011

Oh the neighborhood is so inviting.  Show your support for the Brookland Garden Club! Tour tickets are 10.00 and you can buy them at Petals, Ribbons & Beyond, 3906 12th Street, NW.  For more tour information, call 202-636-2048.

If you can’t make the tour, brighten your day and mood with a stroll through the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery . If you have a passion for roses, you won’t be disappointed.

The gardens are well planned; so a visit any time of year would be interesting. Wear walking shoes if you want to explore the shade gardens. There is a fairly steep hill to get to the lower beds.

Peek inside the monastery or hook up with one of their guided tours.

Think Again on the Lawn

May 16, 2011

Generally, May through June are ideal times to fertilize your lawn. This year, give some thought (and do some research) to the lawn products used and where the chemicals eventually end up.  Our bodies, fish and wildlife will thank you for caring to be selective.

Goodbye to Rhodo Blooms

May 14, 2011

If your rhodo blooms are done, go ahead and snap off the dead blossoms. I’ve always enjoyed this garden chore. They just snap right off and I feel oh so garden-y.

Difficult to decide if more rewarding to deadhead the rhodos or go after the day lily stalks when they are dry! Lucky if you get to do both — a well designed garden, I’d say.

Dead heading promotes more blooms for coming seasons!

Alexandria, VA Garden Day Sale — May 14th

May 11, 2011

Make notes of what you need — then head over to the lovely Green Springs Gardens to take in the gardens and shop! Oh, a generous assortment of native plants, herbs, perennials, annuals. Plus, lots of garden variety vendors to hawk their wares. Used books sale and baked goodies. Hours 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.,703-642-5173, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, VA.

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