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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.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thirty Nine Years at Eastern Market

Since 1972, on six or seven Saturdays each fall, the Capitol Hill Garden Club has sold spring-flowering bulbs on the sidewalk market at historic Eastern Market. Along with one or two farmers, we are the longest continuous outdoor vendors at Eastern Market. The annual bulb sale not only raises funds for club programs and activities, but engages the community in horticulture, neighborhood beautification and club membership.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Woody Plants for Capitol Hill

October 11, 2011: At the regular October meeting of the Capitol Hill Garden Club, Kevin Conrad, curator of the Woody Plants Germplasm Repository at the USDA, led us through a list of interesting woody plants appropriate for our local environment. He started with Buddleia 'Purple Haze" and ended with Yucca filamentosa.

Kevin Conrad on Woody Plants

Buddleia 'Purple Haze'
Callicarpa dichotoma
Camellia 'Winter's Charm'
Cercis 'Don Egolf'
Chimonanthus preacox
Chionanthus retusus
Clethra fargesii
Cornus mas 'Variegata'
Corylopsis spicata
Daphne genkwa and Daphne odora
Daphniphyllum macropodum (varigated)
Rhaphiolepsis Gulf Green
Deutzia crenata 'Nikkoi'
Fothergilla gardenii
Gelsmium sempervirens 'Margarita'
Hamamelis 'Arnold Promise'
Hepticodium miconioides
Hybiscus 'Diana' or 'Minerva'
Hydrangea petiolaris
Hydrangea 'Blue Bird'
Ilex 'Red Sprite'
Ilex 'Sparkleberry'
Lagerstroemia 'Seminole', 'Zuni', and 'Chickasaw'
Loropetalum 'Burgundy'
Mahonia beali
Magnolia 'Wada's Memory'
Malus 'Red Jewel'
Nandina domestica and var. alba
Pieris japonica
Rhododendron fortunei
Rhododendron prunifolium
Salix caprea
Stewartia pseudocamellia
Styrax japonica
Viburnum 'Eskomo' or 'Cree'
Yucca Recurvifolia

Vice President Carol Edwards welcomed members to the October meeting (l); Treasurer Lorraine Fishback (r) walked us through the budget proposed by the executive board. The proposed budget was adopted.

Bulb sale scheduler Joyce Jones reported on member participation in the bulb sale fundraiser (r); member Charles McMillion (r) introduced the speaker.