0ther Events and Items of Interest

April 25-May 1 Great Smoky Mountains 55th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.
A week's worth of activities, lectures and field trips. Contact them at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738,  or www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org
21st Annual Spring
Plant Sale
Saturday, May 14
Community Arboretum Virginia Western Community College.
9:00 a.m. until Noon
 or until the supply is gone. No plants will be selected or sold before 9:00 a.m.
Now is the time to begin potting as plants need three to four weeks to become established before the sale. As you divide your garden, be thinking of what you might like to share for the sale. If you need pots or have questions, contact  Paul Cowins, 434-239-4884 or Cindy Burks, 540-977-0868.
All plants need to be at the Arboretum no later than 8:30 a.m. PLEASE HAVE THEM LABELED.
Don't miss the chance to share what you have or to buy plants for yourself and for friends.
Your help is needed not only donating plants but also arranging and pricing prior to the sale and helping people make selections or carry their plants to their vehicles. We hope to see you there.
May Wintergreen Nature Foundation 22nd Annual Spring Wildflower Symposium.
 Lectures, workshops and field trips. Contact them at Wintergreen Nature Foundation, P 0 Box 468 Nellysford, VA 22958,
434-325-8169 or www.twnf.org

Websites To Visit
NativePlantseast@yahoogroups.com is intended for chat among those interested in the native flora of the Maryland, DC and Virginia area. It is set up in conjunction with our VNPS and is open to non-members as well as members. Discussions cover many interesting questions and issues concerning native plants. You can join the list via the web by linking to http:// groups.yahoo.com/group/ NativePlantseast. You can also post messages or stop a subscription from the list at this same location. Once you are a member, messages can be posted directly to the list.

Thanks to Jim MacDonald, the Maryland Native Plant Society has a wonderful website just chock full of information. Most of the questions the MNPS receives by phone or mail are already addressed on their web page. If you have not done so visit www.mdflora.org to see the range of topics.

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