[BSW] A wide variety of botanical topics

Kathy Bilton kathy at fred.net
Wed Feb 8 13:24:57 GMT 2012

We have lost to Alabama two long time members of the BSW.  Lafayette and 
Ann Frederick have recently moved to Tuskegee where Dr. Frederick is now a 
visiting scientist at Tuskegee University. 

Reed sprouts are covered with thick ice at lake Zwischenahner Meer in 
northern Germany, Jan. 31, 2012.

3 Spring fieldtrips have been scheduled.  March 31 and April 7 to the 
Billy Goat Trail area.  April 14 to Turkey Run. 

There were two special treats on the refreshments table last evening. Our 
speaker, Allison Colwell, brought a box of Bombolas de pimienta rosa y 
chocolate negro. And Julie Moore brought a tasty concoction of her own 
creation, chocolate covered nuts and cranberries. 

Post Moss - Urban Jungle

Lahr Native Plant Symposium: Native Plants: Inspiring New Directions
March 31, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm Beltsville Area Research Center

Brochure http://www.usna.usda.gov/Education/Lahr2012.pdf
Link for registration: http://www.usna.usda.gov/Education/registration.html

George Washington visited on June 10 and September 2, 1787, the gardens 
that John Bartram, Jr., had inherited from his botanist father in 1771 
(Diaries, 5:166,183). The gardens were located on the west bank of the 
Schuylkill River three miles southwest of Philadelphia, and almost 
twenty-one years later, in March 1792, Washington ordered over 200 trees 
and shrubs for Mount Vernon from Bartram's garden. The date for 
Washington's order is taken from his docket on the cover, which reads 
"List of Plants & Shrubs from Mr Bartram March--1792" and from his 
directions for his gardener John Christian Ehlers of 7 Nov. 1792, in which 
GW refers to Bartram's "Catalogue of Mar: 92." This document is printed 
(on website) below; the original is found in the Washington Papers at the 
Library of Congress (DLC:GW).

See the Catalogue of Trees, Shrubs & Plants, of Jno. Bartram at 

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