Friday, February 18, 2011

Reprieve for U.S. National Arboretum's Azalea and Boxwood Collection

As the Washington Gardener blog reports, the USNA azalea and boxwood collection, which had lost its funding, has been given a reprieve, thanks to public outcry and support from National Garden Clubs and other organizations.


  1. At last - common sense! To even consider the destruction of two of the most complete collections in the world is beyond comprehension. Having been in the nursery/landscape business all of my life, I can tell you that specimen material like this is difficult to find, if not impossible. If available, it would be very, very expensive. It's good to see a move away from the disposable mentality. Thanks to public outcry, future generations can enjoy both the Azalea and Boxwood collections. Well done!

  2. Thanks for your comment! This is indeed a relief.