Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Spring is coming, dang it!

Just a quick post to let you know what's blooming in the Garden:

Some Helleborus foetidus located along the Trident Maple Allee...

Hamamelis x intermedia 'Diane'
located near the small pond...

and some more Witchhazel, located under the pines in the Meadow Garden.

Check back for more soon!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ripley Garden at Smithsonian Sustains Damage from Inauguration Crowds

Some unfortunate news from the good folks at Garden Rant regarding the Ripley Garden in D.C. - the lovely domain of upcoming Hahn Horticulture Garden Winter Seminar speaker Janet Draper (Feb. 26).
Follow this link to the Garden Rant blog.

Below: spiny Solanum quitoense at the Ripley, one of Janet's favorite "annuals from seed".
photo h. scoggins