GCV LEGISLATIVE DAY 2018
On Monday, January 22nd, eight of our AGC members and 35 GCV members joined over 200 other conservation activists in Richmond to advocate for critical environmental policy initiatives with our legislators. Carol Carter splendidly led our delegation in visits with Delegates Landes,Toscano, and Bell as well as Creigh Deeds’ legislative assistant.
AGC at work in Richmond! Photo with the First Lady of Virginia, Pamela Northam.
SPRING IS IN THE AIR
Grey skies getting you down? Think Spring!
Now is the time to cut some branches from your flowering shrubs and trees and bring them inside to force them to bloom.
The AGC Hort Show "Spring is in the Air" is just over three weeks away.
The show will have the following classes:
FORCED BRANCHES FOR FOLIAGE
Section B. "BUSTIN' OUT ALL OVER"
Hamamelis (Witch Hazel)
Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince)
SHRUB GROWN FOR FOLIAGE
Section E. "SHAKE IT OFF"
Salix (Pussy Willow)
SO GET OUTSIDE AND GET PRUNING!
A few tips for you:
Both of these classes will be limited to single branches not to exceed 30", lip of the bottle to tip, must be in bloom.
Select healthy young branches with numerous flower buds. Choose branches from crowded areas of the plant when possible, since you will be removing some of the plant's natural spring display.
There are lots of tips on the internet.
SHOW SCHEDULE IS ON THE AGC WEBSITE!
HOMETOWN HABITAT SCREENING
Rivanna Garden Club is hosting an event on February 11th, (Snow date February 18th), at the Dickenson Theater of the Piedmont Community College
campus, (Exit 121 on I-64). The film is based on the work of Doug Tallemy. Questions? Please email Liz Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org