Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–August 15, 2013

August bloom day has come and gone without a post, but I haven’t forgotten the flowers. I’m just a tad tied up at my home away from home on N Street in Washington, DC, the headquarters of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, where I’m in meetings with other volunteers from across the country.

I’m up early this morning, though, to share a few pics I took on Thursday of the neighborhood, which is just a stone’s throw from DuPont Circle. It’s great to see the urban garden doing so well, don’t you think?

Headquarters of GFWC on N Street, Washington, DC.

Headquarters of GFWC on N Street, Washington, DC.

N Street neighbor featuring colorful vinca with lush foliage.

N Street neighbor featuring colorful vinca with lush foliage.

The fountain garden at NAB.  Love the ornamental grasses!

The fountain garden at NAB. Love the ornamental grasses!

Floriferous median on nearby Connecticut Avenue.

Floriferous median on nearby Connecticut Avenue.

The YMCA on Rhode Island breaks up the brick with a multi-container garden.

The YMCA on Rhode Island breaks up the brick with a multi-container garden.

A lacy Tardiva hydrangea on N Street.

A lacy Tardiva hydrangea on N Street.

Begonias and Boston ferns are easy-to-grow choices.

Begonias and Boston ferns are easy-to-grow choices.

Contemporary style at the Topaz Hotel, our across the street neighbor.

Contemporary style at the Topaz Hotel, our across the street neighbor.

Home again!

Home again!


For more blooms, visit the host of Bloom Day, Carol at May Dreams Gardens.

5 thoughts on “Garden Bloggers Bloom Day–August 15, 2013

  1. Johnnie Ruth Sturgeon

    Thank you for sharing pictures of our GFWC headquarters and the neighborhood. Beautiful area. I have always enjoyed sitting on the back patio. Getting down there is tricky, but worth the effort.

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  2. ginnytalbert

    Indeed, lots of lovely gardens in DC! I especially loved the little container garden in front of the Y. It reminded me of Japan, where there is so little gardening space and people have pot gardens on the sidewalks in front of their homes (which sit right at the edge of the sidewalk).
    You might like to see? http://www.flickr.com/photos/grannyginny/7131530321/in/set-72157629772369123
    Be safe in your travels and enjoy, too! Always enjoy your blog entries, Marian.

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  3. Sharon

    Lovely! DC is a favorite of mine! Are you ever at home?? Looking forward to seeing you Oct 1 & at our MG mtg.

    Blessings! Sharon

    Sent from my iPad

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  4. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    I was visiting DC right about the time you wrote this. I was staying on Connecticut above DuPont Circle and walked to the Lincoln Memorial twice going down the streets you photographed. I found it very beautiful as you obviously did. I was special to get to see it again.

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