Gardening Magazine

Links – April 12, 2013

By Pattyhankins @PattyHankins

Immortality Iris

 Immortality Bearded Iris (c) 2010 Patty Hankins

Here are some posts and articles that I enjoyed this week; I hope you enjoy them as well

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has National Park Week Runs April 20-28

Flower and Plant Links

New York Times has Scientists Question Impact as Vineyards Turn Up in New Places and How a Leafy Folk Remedy Stopped Bedbugs in Their Tracks

Wildlife Links

New York Times has Florida Algae Bloom Leads to Record Manatee Deaths

The Washington Post has Crabs, supersized by carbon pollution, may upset Chesapeake’s balance

Mother Jones has The Worst Wildlife Disease Outbreak Ever in North America Just Got Way Worse

Environmental Issues Links

BBC News has Particles from fossil fuels ‘affect the growth of corals’

Beautiful Wildlife Gardens has Turning Farms into Wildlife Habitat

Photography and Art Links

Hyperallergic has Woman Arrested for Instagramming Street Art

Dan Williams Bird Photography has The Last Gift of Winter

Guy Tal Photography Journal has No New Label Necessary

DC Area Flower Safari

If you are in the DC area, I hope you will join me and other flower lovers at our DC Flower Safari Meetups. The next Meetup is scheduled for Saturday, May 11th at Winterthur in Wilmington, DE.

Plan at this point for May 11 is to head to Winterthur in Wilmington, DE. Winterthur has gardens and a museum. Like Longwood Gardens – it’s an old duPont estate.

INformation about Winterthur is at

Looks to be about a 2 hour drive from Bethesda to Winterthur. Let’s plan on carpooling from Grosvenor Metro Station. We’ll leave the Metro station at 7:30.

Admission to Winterthur is $ 18, which includes a tour of the mansion. For $ 30 you can reserve a place on a tour of the mansion at a specific time. If you belong to a botanical garden that participates in the American Horticultural Societies Recipricol Admission programs – your membership will get you into Winterthur for free.

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