Successful Gardening in Washington

A list of “desirable plants and flowers for the area” was published by the club in 1948. The 84-page mimeographed document sold out all of its 1,500 copies. Since then, the club published the popular guide, Successful Gardening in the Greater Washington Area in 1955, 1969, 1975, and 1989.  Most of the chapters were written by Club members, while others were parceled out to known experts.  Contributors included Holly Shimizu then curator of the Arboretum’s Herb and Rose Collection currently Executive Director, U.S. Botanic Garden, the late Dr. Marc Cathey, former Director of the Arboretum, and Brookside Garden’s Education Director, Diane Lewis.  Many homeowners in this area have relied on this book to guide them in planning, planting, and maintaining their gardens. The book covers bulbs, roses, perennials, camellias, rhododendrons, chrysanthemums, daylilies, soils, fertilizers, indoor gardening, and more. It’s about time for another volume, since this very helpful book is now out of print. A limited number of copies are still available. Contact us if you would like to purchase a copy.

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John Thomas,
Jul 3, 2011, 6:08 PM
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John Thomas,
Jul 3, 2011, 6:07 PM
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