Don Hyatt, well-known for his extensive knowledge of azaleas (Rhododendron spp) discusses native azaleas at 6:45 p.m Thursday, March 21, at the next meeting of the John Clayton Chapter, Virginia Native Plant Society. The meeting will be held at the Yorktown Public Library at Battle Road and Route 17, just before Yorktown High School.
Native azaleas, which thrive nicely in
Hyatt has a bachelor's in horticulture and biochemistry and master's in computer science from Virginia Tech. He maintains Stonehouse Creek Nursery in
The meeting is free and open to the public. Contact Lucile Kossodo for more information at 565-0769
Learn more about native azaleas from the Azalea Society of America: http://azaleas.org/index.pl/aznatives.html. You will find them available now at southeastern Virginia garden centers, including Lowe's and McDonald Garden Center.
MORE NATIVE PLANT PROGRAMS
Native trees. Sunday, March 24, 1 pm: Phillip Merritt will lead a plant walk in downtown Williamsburg, focusing on native trees, some of which are beginning to bloom. Meet at the corner of Prince George Street and N. Henry Street near the downtown parking garage. You can contact Phillip at 352/727-1994 or email him at email@example.com to register, and check the website: www.claytonvnps.org. Free, open to public.
Spring wildflowers. Saturday, Apr 6, 10 am: Spring Wildflower Walk in woods adjacent to Lafayette High School on Longhill Road in Williamsburg, led by Gus Hall and Helen Hamilton. Meet in the parking lot in front of the school. Register by contacting Helen Hamilton at 757/564-4494 or firstname.lastname@example.org, and check the website: www.claytonvnps.org. Free, open to public.