I know we normally judge buildings/architecture in this slot but the azaleas were in full effect around town this weekend. The ones shown are amazing every single year – it is from the 1700/1600 block of Harvard St, NW.
Incidentally the arboretum is also having a big event this weekend:
FONA Garden Fair and Plant Sale
Really great plant sale this weekend!!! Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, remainders (if any) sold Sunday, May 1. Held at the US National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave NE, off Bladensburg Rd.
This annual event from the Friends of the National Arboretum is a long-standing favorite among serious and weekend gardeners alike – with affordable prices and the widest range of plants and vendors of any gardening event in Washington, D.C. Buy new, rare and hard-to-find plants, with offerings from the finest specialty nurseries in the region and more local plant societies than ever before. A great opportunity to get advice from National Arboretum horticulturists, FONA master gardeners, landscape designers and other local experts. Also fun and educational activities for children, music performances, food vendors, and garden accessories.
The fair coincides with the Arboretum’s spectacular display of more than 10,000 azaleas, so bring your friends, bring the family, and make a day of it!
HOURS: “Members Only” on Friday April 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (but you can join at the door or in advance at www.fona.org.)
Open to the public on Friday April 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturday April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Any remainders will be sold Sunday May 1 from 9a.m. to 12 noon.