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Advanced Notice: Seeking volunteers for One-Day Workday in the Azalea Collections -Saturday December 2, 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

  • November 06, 2017 1:22 PM
    Message # 5563457
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

     

     

    Seeking volunteers for One-Day Workday in the Azalea Collections -Saturday December 2, 2017, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

     

    This is our 7th Annual Saturday Fall Work Day – every year, the first Saturday in December.  If you have some “spare” time, please send me an email or give a call, and we’ll work together to put the Azalea Collection to “bed” for the winter. Please also forward to any people you think might be interested in joining us.

     

    We will be digging weeds (like Arum italicum and English Ivy); raking and tarping leaves, picking leaves out of azaleas; some pruning, some dividing of perennials. I will provide all tools needed for the day.  Please bring your own gardening gloves,  lunch, and plenty of water in a non-breakable container. We will take a break around 12:30 pm and eat in somewhere off the beaten path in the garden. So, bring it up with you when you walk up into the garden. Wear closed-toed sturdy shoes; and dress in layers. Some people bring hats and kneeling pads.

     

    Please park in regular visitor’s parking lot and meet a few minutes before 10 am, in the lobby of the administration building. If you have to come late, stop first in the administration building, see the receptionist, complete the volunteer form,  and receive a name tag.  Afterwards, please find us in the vicinity of the Lee Garden.  (Any regular USNA volunteers can sign in and out as usual.)

     

    BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME: IF the weather is “iffy”, too cold, damp, drizzly, there is a chance that I will cancel our work day. Please call the receptionist to check for a cancellation after 8:30 am,  (202) 245-4523.

     

    Barbara Bullock, Curator of Azaleas & Rhododendrons

    U. S. National Arboretum

    3501 New York Ave. NE

    Washington D. C.  20002

     Phone:  (202) 245-4511

    www.usna.usda.gov

     


    Last modified: November 06, 2017 1:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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