One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Monday, May 7, 2012
Project in the Central Valley today...at the bottom end of the watercourse
I think this is the third, or fourth?, time we've worked in the lower part of Asian Valley, ASRT's and Asian staff together. It's beginning to make a difference. This is likely the least well attended part of the entire collection. It's not visible from any normal viewpoint, most of the summer it's hot and steamy to the extreme, and there aren't a lot of plants down there that are of any importance that are in danger by being neglected for long periods of time. Not that this is how we'd like things to be. When we have more staff, we'll do a better job here, but in the meantime these twice a year projects seem to be allowing us to keep a handle on things, even make cumulative gains.