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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"

Forsythia

Fothergilla

Hamamelis (Witch Hazel)

Prunus (Cherry)

Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince)

Other

SHRUB GROWN FOR FOLIAGE

Section E. "SHAKE IT OFF"

Camillia

Daphne

Pieris

Salix (Pussy Willow)

Corylus (Filbert)

Viburnum

Other

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.

Have fun!

SHOW SCHEDULE IS ON THE AGC WEBSITE!

Link below:

https://www.albemarlegardenclub.com/flower-shows

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 ehc412@gmail.com


#FlowerShows #conservation

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Albemarle Garden Club

P.O. Box 5746, Charlottesville, VA  22905