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This blogspot is maintained for the the historic record from 2010 to 2014.

Who We Are

The Capitol Hill Garden Club brings together Washington area people interested in gardening, landscaping and the environment. Members enjoy lectures, demonstrations, workshops and tours.

We are a 501(c)(3) District of Columbia non-profit corporation. We undertake community projects and contribute to garden and beautification projects in our neighborhood. In past years the club donated thousands of spring flowering bulbs to groups and individuals for planting in public areas on Capitol Hill. Our income comes from membership dues and donations.

We are a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc. and its District I, and the Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs, Inc.

Friday, April 22, 2011

What's Bugging Your Garden

April 10, 2011: Dr. Michael J. Raupp, professor of entomology and extension specialist at the University of Maryland, gave an energetic advanced class on bugs. For practical purposes, Raupp suggested ignoring scientific taxonomy and instead concentrating on the destruction. He divided insects into chewers and suckers and subdivided them into beetles, caterpillars, sawflies, grasshoppers, aphids etc. and mites.
Raupp encouraged noting plant damage or failure in a garden journal so that in the following year once can look for the culprit in advance and perhaps head off the damage.
Raupp authors the Bug of the Week website.

Mary Blakeslee (left) gave a report on the USNA's Lars Symposium and Carol Edwards introduced the speaker:

Peeps® invaded the refreshments table:

--Photos by Bill Dean

Sherwood Recreation Tree Planting

March 26, 2011: As part of E.J. Truax's project to improve the landscaping at Sherwood Recreation Center, volunteers planted trees in conjunction with Casey Trees. More photos are online here.
--Photos from Casey Trees.