Gardening Magazine

Links – May 3, 2013

By Pattyhankins @PattyHankins

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

Flower and Plant Links

Native Plants and Wildlife Garden has Why Native Plants?

KHON2 has Native Hawaiian plants added to Kawainui Marsh

National Park and National Wildlife Refuge Links

National Parks Traveler has “The Last Spike” – Separating Fact From Tradition At Golden Spike National Historic Site and  Bills To Expand Yosemite National Park Finding Bipartisan Support

Park Advocate has National Parks Deserve to Be Protected from Oil and Gas Development

Wildlife Links

Guardian has Insecticide firms in secret bid to stop ban that could save bees

Mother Jones has 5 Butterfly Species Just Vanished While No One Was Looking

New York Times has When One Man’s Game Is Also a Marauding Pest

Environmental Issues Links

Slate has Seven Spectacular Places Saved by the Environmental Movement

Christian Science Monitor has On Earth Day 2013, a planetary report card on global warming and Climate change sends India’s apple farmers up the Himalayas

Photography and Art Links

FASO has Art World Problems: Artist Richard Prince wins appeal in landmark copyright case and Art World Problems: Some more thoughts about Richard Prince, Patrick Cariou, and copyright – Part 1

The Register has UK.Gov passes Instagram Act: All your pics belong to everyone now

AlpenGlow Images has In the struggle lies beauty

Property, Intangible has Copyright and Divorce

Photography Q & A has Ask Me Anything About Photography

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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