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Photo courtesy of fonagardener

From an email:

“The 27th annual Garden Fair and Plant Sale, hosted by Friends of the National Arboretum (FONA), has moved to a new central location in the U.S. National Arboretum, which is celebrating its 90th year.

This year’s event, April 28-29, has been relocated and will now be outside the Administration Building and Visitor Center, adjacent to the National Capitol Columns, Azalea Collection and the Grove of State Trees. Attendees will see more of the Arboretum grounds as they shop for traditional and rare plants from nurseries around the world, including new offerings like Gentiana acaulis hybrids, Beesia deltophylla, Phygelius cultivars and eight different types of Cypripedium orchids. (more…)

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via DOEE

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Friday, April 21 at 8:30 a.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will deliver free statehood-themed pollinator plant seeds at the Columbia Heights metro station in recognition of Earth Day. In addition to Mayor Bowser, Administration officials will visit 17 metro stations covering all eight wards delivering free seeds which will enhance the survival of native pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

The plant seeds will bloom into red Eastern Columbine and white Calico Aster flowers, emblemizing the stars and bars of the DC flag in support of the Bowser Administration’s efforts to make Washington, DC the nation’s 51st state. Each packet contains enough seeds to cover a 6-by-6-foot area.

Administration officials will be located at the following metro stations:

WARD 1: Columbia Heights (GR/YL) and Shaw-Howard (GR/YL)
WARD 2: Foggy Bottom-GWU (SV/BL/OR) and Dupont Circle (RE)
WARD 3: Cleveland Park (RE) and Tenleytown-AU (RE)
WARD 4: Takoma (RE) and Georgia Avenue-Petworth (GR/YL)
WARD 5: Brookland-CUA (RE) and Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood (RE)
WARD 6: Eastern Market (SV/BL/OR), Potomac Avenue (SV/BL/OR), and Waterfront (GR)
WARD 7: Benning Road (SV/BL) and Minnesota Avenue (OR)
WARD 8: Anacostia (GR) and Congress Heights (GR)

From DOEE:

“For Earth Day DOEE will give away native pollinator plant seeds (while supplies last) at various metro stations across the District on Friday, April 21, from 7:30 – 9:00 am.”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Nikoo’s Photos

“Dear PoPville,

This is a random question, but I remember reading something from the forum about a DC resident looking for moss to transplant to their yard. I think this was in the past 12 months, although I’ve searched both the forums and the blog, and can’t seem to find the post. I would also like to acquire some moss to transplant into my shaded, muddy, tiny backyard. Any leads on where I can get some? Should I just try to gather a small bit the next time I’m in the woods?”

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“Dear PoPville,

I thought you might be interested in knowing that the H Street Development Corporation recently announced the end of the Wylie Street Garden. Though this property has been for sale for some time, HSCDC CEO Brewer informed us today that we must vacate, due to a supposed sale of the property in the next few months.”

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13th Street just north of H Street, NE

GARDENERS THIS IS OUR NOTICE TO VACATE WYLIE GARDEN. THANK YOU HSCDC FOR THE USE SINCE 2002 & THANK YOU GARDENERS FOR YOUR EXCELLENT CARE OF PROPERTY & NEIGHBORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION.

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