The U.S. National Arboretum's azaleas are expected to be in peak bloom this weekend, reports Harold Belcher. Here are a couple of photos he sent in, taken yesterday:
The Arboretum also has an Azalea Watch page, tracking the blooms weekly.
And another reason to visit the Arboretum this Saturday? The DC area chapter of The Gesneriad Society (that's us) will be holding its meeting on Saturday afternoon:
April 14, 2012
Location: U.S. National Arboretum temporary trailer
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Set up and plant raffle
2:00 p.m. - Presentation by Michael Riley.
You can read about Michael's indoor epiphyte walls in Horticulture.