Friday, December 30, 2016

Happy New Year! Warm Wishes From All Of Us At National Capital Area Garden Clubs

Just because it's winter time doesn't mean we cannot enjoy visiting gardens in our area.  Be sure to check out the U.S. Botanical Gardens in downtown DC, the US National Arboretum, as well as Hillwood Museum and Gardens.

Orchids in Hillwood's greenhouses

The Four Seasons Display at Hillwood

Our local gardens like Meadowlark Botanical Gardens has their festival of light walks through January 8.  Lewis Ginter Gardens have a wonderful lights display, too. There's never a wrong season to visit Longwood Gardens.

Lewis Ginter Gardens and Conservatory
Maymont House and garden views

Longwood Gardens conservatories

Stay local or enjoy a day trip to a regional garden.  It's also a great way to get ideas for your spring gardens.  Have a wonderful and peaceful garden year 2017!  

FMI, here's links to those gardens mentioned above.

Monday, December 5, 2016

The White House Holiday Decorating Elves

In garden club, we all volunteer to help with the myriad of projects we enjoy doing for our communities.  The White House depends on its crew of volunteers that include local garden club members, to decorate for the holidays!  Here's a clip from NPR - enjoy!