JUNE 2011 Welcome to the Washington Gardener Enewsletter! This enewsletter is the sister publication of Washington Gardener Magazine. Both the print magazine and online enewsletter share the same mission and focus — helping DC-MD-VA region gardens grow — but our content is different. In this monthly enewsletter, we address timely seasonal topics and projects; post local garden events; and, a monthly list of what you can be doing now in your garden. We encourage you to subscribe to Washington Gardener Magazine as well for indepth articles, inspirational photos, and great garden resources for the Washington DC area gardener. IMPORTANT NOTE: Starting with our August 2011 issue, this enewsletter will no longer be sent out via email to nonsubscribers. Without your support, we cannot continue publishing this enewsletter nor Washington Gardener Magazine! Our magazine subscription information is on page 9 of this enewsletter. If you know of any other gardeners in the greater Washington, DC-area, please forward this issue to them so that they can subscribe to this free enewsletter as well using the form on page 9 of this enewsletter to subscribe to our print magazine. You can also connect with Washington Gardener online at: • Washington Gardener Blog: www.washingtongardener.blogspot.com • Washington Gardener Discussion Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/WashingtonGardener/ • Washington Gardener Twitter Feed: www.twitter.com/WDCGardener • Washington Gardener Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/washingtongardenermagazine • Washington Gardener Web Site: www.washingtongardener.com Sincerely, Kathy Jentz Editor/Publisher Washington Gardener Magazine Reader Contest For our June 2010 Washington Gardener Reader Contest, Washington Gardener is giving away 5 sets of passes to the Brookside Gardens Wings of Fancy live butterfly exhibit (each set has two passes and is a $12 value). Running daily through mid-September, from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, Brookside Gardens South Conservatory will feature live butterflies. Come witness the butterfly life cycle as tiny eggs hatch into crawling, chewing caterpillars, which then encase themselves in jewel-like chrysalides and emerge as sipping, flying adult butterflies. Learn about the best annual and tropical plants, and hardy shrubs that are used as nectar sources to attract butterflies to your own garden. To enter to win one of the 5 pairs of passes, send an email with “Wings” in the subject line to WashingtonGardener@rcn.com by 5:00pm on Thursday, June 30. In the body of the email please include your full name, email, mailing address, and your favorite pollinator-attracting plant. The pass winners will be announced and notified by July 2. Some of the entry responses may be used in future online or print articles. Current Issue Our Spring 2011 magazine issue is now printed, out, mailed, and in area book stores such as the USNA Arbor House. To subscribe today and start with this issue, see page 9 of the enewsletter. The cover story is on Cutting-edge Garden Design. We explore what garden trend are on the horizon and what factors are impacting those changes. The cover photo is the Grand Prize winner of our annual Garden Photo contest. Inside, you’ll find the other 16 winners and information on the photographers. From beginning amateur to accomplished professional, all levels were represented in this fine grouping. You’ll also find in this issue: • A DayTrip to Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC • Bleeding Hearts • Final Frost Dates and Just WHEN to Plant in Our Area • 10 Top Tips for Growing Great Onions • Native Cutleaf Toothwort • DC Design House Before-and-After • Battling Asparagus Pests • Weeding Out Field Pennycress • Spring Bulb Care Tips • A Profile of the local Landscape Designers Group • Best Cutting Garden Flowers • An Interview with Red Wiggler Farm’s Woody Woodruff and much, much more... To subscribe, see the page 9 of this newsletter for a form to mail in or go to www.washingtongardener.com/index_ files/subscribe.htm and use our PayPal credit card link.