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)
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Jim and Dan't post MANTS dinner 2013
It's the social event of the year for plant geeks. As usual, Jim Dronenberg has added a section to the garden he's been working on for so many years. This time he's added, to the brick paving and tie beds of last year and the huge arbor, each post planted with a different climbing rose, a new section of large crazy paving edged with a border of boulders and stepping down into two large terraced beds built from salvaged limestone pieces. It's largely complete with many sections already planted. I can't wait for next year to see the roses et alia.The view across the Potomac River into West Virginia is spectacular from the new terrace. When the Yuccas come into their own the garden will look like a transplant from the sunny shores of the Mediterranean. As always I can only marvel at Jim's capacity to get things done.
There were ~60 attendees including many of the most serious plant geeks of the mid-Atlantic. Excepting the sin of gluttony, we behaved ourselves admirably and a good time was had by all.