May 8, 2011

Summer Comes to Leesburg

Beginning of Spring
The cooler weather and the many moist days give the area green, green grass and longer lasting flowers.

Virginia has a wide and beautiful variety of flowers and foliage. This weekend was the culmination of the azalea blooms. Virginia is known for their azaleas. The United States national Arboretum is in the NE section of DC:,
Admirers come to the U.S. National Arboretum’s Azalea Collection every spring to witness one of Washington’s premier spring attractions.  Thousands of azaleas cover the flanks of Mount Hamilton in a blaze of color.  The first warm days bring out the flowers, and the slopes take on a surreal, almost luminescent glow.  Few shrubs have more impact on the spring landscape–azaleas are an enduring favorite in gardens throughout the country.

The Arboretum has many other displays and collections as well

Other interesting web sites supplying information on our plants are:
From the Charlottesville Garden Club information on Container Gardening—some useful information and other links.

Garden forum for Virginia:

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