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December, 2003
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Deck the Halls with Hippeastrum: An Amaryllis Extravaganza
"Deck the Halls with Hippeastrum: An Amaryllis Extravaganza" is a current display at the National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., through February 1, 2004 (closed Christmas Day). Enjoy 50 cultivars and species of Hippeastrum (a.k.a. amaryllis) in bloom, with the flower display changing as the different varieties come in and out of bloom. The Web site announcement ( also includes a link to instructions on caring for an amaryllis bulb at home so it will bloom for you year after year.

Local Buzz

BBG Seeks Children's Garden Alumni of All Ages
Brooklyn Botanic Garden Is Searching High and Low for its Children's Garden Alumni! Since its creation in 1914, the BBG's Children's Garden has taught thousands of children the joys of gardening. Now the Garden is asking people of all ages who participated in this program to help celebrate the Children's Garden 90th Anniversary.
There will be an alumni reunion and celebration on Sunday, September 12, 2004. To add your name to the alumni reunion mailing list, or to add the names and addresses of other alumni who should receive an invitation, call (718) 623-7370, or visit the Web page at: They also are looking for stories or photos, and contact information for these is listed on the Web page.


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