Here is "Part II" of my post about my day trip to DC with the Master Gardener class... This is our rainly visit to the National Arboretum... (sadly, an even worse
place to see in the rain!).
The groovy "Mid-Century Modern"
Admin Building, that I hadn't seen in 30 years, was still there (but no koi
fish swimming in the water this time - waaaah):
The gardens around there:
Saw a hummingbird here, so not a total loss!
At least we weren't getting bothered by someone watering, while we were there!
We were supposed
have our boxed lunches here!
A huge 40-foot+ Crape Myrtle (next to an 8 foot chain-link fence) - I'm guessing this plant might be a Lagerstroemia fauriei type, maybe "Townhouse"? Does anyone know?
Nice Magnolia grandiflora (no shortage of those in there):
My Master Gardening group getting a lecture on grasses and rain gardening. This ditch was planted with grasses capable of dealing with the excess water in a low spot:
I have to say, we did get a nice guided bus tour of the grounds (so I know where to come back to) and 3 good lectures from their dedicated staff!