Washington, DC


courtesy She Loves Me, 808 Upshur Street, NW

From an email:

“On Saturday from 10-6, we’ll (She Loves Me, 808 Upshur Street, NW) be hosting our first annual Dalia Day, featuring hundreds of dahlias by the stem grown locally by Belle Blooms Farm in Frederick.

For every dahlia you purchase, $1 will go to Ayuda, a local organization that provides legal, social and language services for thousands of vulnerable immigrants in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia every year.

It’s free to attend, and folks are encouraged to build their own bouquet, snag a single stem or just come to take some great pics.”

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Thanks to Stephen for sending from Takoma DC:

“took a long time to start blooming and suffered several collapses, but looks super cheery now!

It was a volunteer, as well. One of our puny little sunflowers from the alley must have thrown some seeds over the wall. I’m hoping for more next year!”

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Last year courtesy of CityCenterDC

From an email:

“After welcoming 8,000 visitors in 2018, we are delighted to announce the return of Bloomia’s Field of Tulips to the District.

For one weekend, The Park at CityCenter [1098 New York Ave, NW] will be transformed into an interactive, urban garden covered in more than 40,000 tulips. Guests are welcome to visit the Field of Tulips April 26 – April 28 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Roaming the garden is free to all and tulips may be taken home for $1 a stem with a portion of all proceeds benefitting DC Central Kitchen.”

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“Founder of Behnke Nurseries, Albert Behnke around 1960” courtesy Behnke Nurseries

Thanks to Terry for passing on from Behnke Nurseries:

“As I look out over the garden center, it seems like a Spring season like all the others through our 89 year history. I see a nursery full of beautiful plants and fine staff, some of whom have worked here most their lives, and I’m so proud to be a part of this wonderful organization.

But with great sadness, I must tell you that this 2019 Spring season will be our last. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Victoria Pickering

From the Cleveland Park Listserv:

“And sitting next to me on the bus, with his arms loaded with Rhodos. I wish we could chip in and get this guy a patch at the local community garden, anyone? It’s sad. He obviously likes plants and needs a better way of making a living.”

In 2013 the thief made it into the New York Times. In 2016 the thief may or may not have been arrested. In 2019 the saga continues.

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Tim Brown

And this is no joke.

From the National Mall:

“Peak Bloom Update! – Determining the peak bloom date requires checking both the forecast and where the trees are in the blooming process. The indicator tree is in full bloom & with temps forecast for the upper 70s this weekend, we now predict peak bloom will occur April 1!”

The previous peak bloom was predicted for April 3rd-6th.

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