March 8, 2011

native azaleas - local Azalea Society meeting

With the National Arboretum's azalea collection recently in the news, I thought I would pass on the info that our friends at the Ben Morrison Chapter of the Azalea Society of America will have a presentation by Don Hyatt on native azaleas at their spring meeting on March 12, 2011 at the Cheverly Methodist Church, followed by a discussion of FONA's efforts to replace lost funding for the arboretum. Doors open at 1pm, presentation starts at 1:30.

Here is the only native azalea photo I have: I'm assuming a pinxter (Rhododendron periclymenoides) spotted at Huntley Meadows Park in Alexandria, Virginia: