[BSW] A wide variety of botanical topics
kathy at fred.net
Wed Feb 8 07:24:57 CST 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
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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