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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) non-profit corporation. We undertake community projects and contribute to garden and beautification projects in our neighborhood. In recent 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 selling spring flowering bulbs at Eastern Market every autumn, from membership dues and donations.

We are a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., and District I of National Capital Area Garden Clubs, Inc.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2012-2013 Program List

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012,
SMALL TREES FOR CAPITOL HILL HOMES
Returning by popular demand, Horticulturist Kevin Conrad, eloquent species developer at the U.S. National Arboretum, will focus on smaller trees that suit small urban gardens.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012
3-5 PM, 638 A Street NE
FALL GARDEN PARTY
We hope non-members will join us to learn more about our club. Members are invited to bring neighbors and friends to this, our annual fall mixer, presented by the Board of Directors of the Capitol Hill Garden Club.

OCTOBER 9, 2012
A BEE'S EYE VIEW OF NATIVE PLANTS
Sam Droege, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, will present his research on native bees. We will learn the plant-pollinator relationship from the bee's point of view, and consequences of our planting choices.

NOVEMBER 13, 2012
THE LEAF ALONE
Horticulturist Sandra Flowers will show plants with distinctive leaves. Sometimes the leaf is more beautiful than the flower, and gardens can be built entirely around the varied foliage.

DECEMBER 5, 2012 (PLEASE NOTE: ON A WEDNESDAY)
DECK THE HALLS WORKSHOP & POTLUCK SUPPER - 6:30 P.M.
Join us in making wreaths, swags and table arrangements.
ANNUAL GREENS PARTY IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
PRIOR REGISTRATION AND FEE REQUIRED.

JANUARY 8, 2013
MEMBERS PANEL - LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY GARDEN
Three club members will each describe notable features of their gardens,and their experiences as gardeners - good and bad.  Q and A.

FEBRUARY 12, 2013
HOW TO TAKE REALLY GOOD DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS
OF GARDENS AND FLOWERS
Karen Rexrode, horticulturist and artist, will discuss new digital techniques for photographing the plant world. The basics, with some new tips.

MARCH 12, 2013
NEW ORCHIDS
Tom Mirenda, orchid specialist for. the Smithsonian Institution, will discuss the amazing array of new orchids we can expect to see in U.S. markets. Growing Tips too .

APRIL 9, 2013
A SUSTAINABLE ENGLISH GARDEN
John Sonnier, Head Gardener at the British Embassy in Washington, will offer a case study on integrating sustainable, eco-friendly practices into this modern English garden.

MAY 14, 2013
MAY GARDEN WALK
EARLY START - 6:30 P.M.
On this Annual Walking Tour of our own neighborhood, members share the beauty of local gardens in springtime.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2013
ANNUAL GARDEN PARTY
6:00 P.M.
The year's finale is an elegant dinner. Members come in party finery to enjoy 'dinner together in a garden setting.
MEMBERS ONLY. ONE GUEST PER MEMBERSHIP.