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2014 March Journal

2014 March Journal

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Published by: Garden Club of Virginia on Mar 10, 2014
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   T   H   E   G   A   R   D   E   N    C   L   U   B   O   F   V   I   R   G   I   N   I   A
 Journal 
VOL LIX, NO. 1, MARCH 2014
 
 WWW.GCVIRGINIA.ORG
T G C  V 
Te Garden Club of Virginia exists to celebrate the beauty of the land, to conserve the gifts of nature and to challenge future generations to build on this heritage.
F  E 
For members of the Garden Club of Virginia, spring is synonymous with Historic Garden Week. Since its inception in 1929, HGW has generated nearly $18 million. Last year’s net proceeds of $622,000 are benefitting 48 active restoration projects statewide. Furthermore, 507 green arrow signs designated the paths to 191 private homes and gardens for 3,400 volunteers and 30,000 visitors. Read more about this year’s efforts and an exciting new look for the
Guidebook 
 in  Alice Martins article on page 14. ake pride in playing a part in “Americas Largest Open House.” We look forward to receiving your articles. Write to us at
 journal@gcvirginia.org 
. Submission guidelines may be found on the GCV website.
 Journal 
 Editorial Board2014-2015
Editor and Chairman: Karla MacKimmie, Te Warrenton Garden ClubExOfficio MembersGCV President, Ann Gordon Evans, Te Huntington Garden ClubGCV Corresponding Secretary, Betsy Worthington, Te Lynchburg Garden Club
 Journal 
 Cover Editor, Jeanette McKittrick, Tree Chopt Garden ClubGCV Photographer, Jane Cowles, Te Boxwood Garden Club GCV Communications Coordinator, Ann Heller
 Journal 
 Advertising Chairman, Katya Spicuzza, Albemarle Garden Club, Te Garden Club of the Northern Neck MembersBetty Anne Garrett, Te Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula  Julie Grover, Te Blue Ridge Garden Club, Te James River Garden Club Aileen Laing, Te Warrenton Garden ClubSusan Morten, Te Martinsville Garden ClubHelen Pinkney, Te uckahoe Garden Club of WesthamptonGrace Rhinesmith, Te Garden Club of the Middle Peninsula 
 
MARCH 2014
 
 WWW.GCVIRGINIA.ORG
 
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Te Garden Club of Virginia  Journal 
Te Garden Club of Virginia Journal
(USPS 574-520, ISSN 0431-0233) is published four times a year for members by the GCV, 12 East Franklin St., Richmond, VA 23219. Periodical postage paid in Richmond, VA. Single issue price, $5.00.
Copy and ad deadlines are:  January 15 for the March issue April 15 for the June issue July 15 for the September issueOctober 15 for the December issue
 Email copy to the Editor and advertising to the Ad Chairman
President of the Garden Club of Virginia:
 Ann Gordon Evans
 Journal 
 Editor:
Karla MacKimmie8505 Lees Ridge Road Warrenton, VA 20186Phone: (540) 341-3432Email:
 journal@gcvirginia.org  Journal 
 Advertising Chairman:
Katya Spicuzza 760 King Carter DriveIrvington, VA 22480Phone: (804) 435-1782Email:
ksspicuzza@yahoo.com
Vol. LIX, No. 1Printed on recycled paper by Carter Printing Company Richmond, VA 
ON HE COVER... Virginia is the southern-most reach of the North American native
Iris versicolor 
, or northern blue flag. Mary Page Hickey of Te Garden Club of Alexandria painted this moisture-loving beauty, which is found in nature in marshes and along stream banks. It’s a perfect plant for rain gardens, and wildlife avoid it, as all parts of the plant are poisonous.IN HIS ISSUE ...ips for Going to the Show .................. 280th Annual Daffodil Show ................ 3
History of the Leesburg GC
.................. 5Native Plants of the Mid Atlantic .........6Designing for a Show .............................7
Capital rees ...............................................
8Nominations ..........................................9Conservation Lobby Day .......................9Itching for Spring ...............................10In Memorium ......................................11Restoration ..........................................13Historic Garden Week .........................14Club Notes ..........................................15Conservation .......................................15Plant Milkweed ...................................17Club Notes ..........................................18Club Notes ..........................................19Club Notes ..........................................20On the Road to Silver ..........................22Horticulture Field Day ........................23Ex Libris ..............................................25Contributions ......................................26OHER REFERENCES...
Kent-Valentine HousePhone: (804) 643-4137 Fax: (804) 644-7778Email:
director@gcvirginia.org 
Historic Garden Week OfficePhone: (804) 644-7776 Fax: (804) 644-7778Email:
 gdnweek@verizon.net www.VAGardenWeek.org Postmaster, please send address changes to:
Garden Club of Virginia 
12 East Franklin StreetRichmond, VA 23219

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