Valentine's Day Un-Massacre @ National Arboretum

rhodyman(SE PA, USDA Z6)February 14, 2011

Hi everyone,

First the National Arboretum website announced the suspension of plans to destroy the azalea, boxwood and other collections.

http://www.usna.usda.gov/

The National Arboretum also set up a Collections Comments Form for feedback:

http://www.usna.usda.gov/CollectionsComments.html

Then the NBC TV station in Washington, DC, announced "Anonymous Donor Saves the Azaleas"

http://www.nbcwashington.com/around-town/events/Anonymous-Donor-Saves-the-Azaleas-116180309.html

Apparently some one gave FONA a million dollars to set up an endowment for the azaleas and boxwood. Some details of the FONA came out in a press release:

http://www.savetheazaleas.org/#anchorFONAMD

This should trigger an avalanche of news, hopefully it will all be good.

Here is a big, and tentative, CONGRATULATIONS to all for keeping the faith and pressure.

Thanks,

Steve Henning

savetheazaleas.org

Here is a link that might be useful: SaveTheAzaleas.org

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Thank you, thank you, Steve! YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!

I left comments for the NA. Your website was a great link for Facebook mobilization.

Once it hits the Washington Post, it's all she wrote..
Renee

Here is a link that might be useful: Washington Post Article

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 4:34PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Excellent.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2011 at 11:24PM
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