Garden Club Blossoms

By Angela Iovino and Rebecca Peterson, Co-Chairs

On May 3, nine members of the revived garden club met in Angela Iovino’s S Street garden for its first meeting. After introductions and discussion of the club’s mission, meeting topics, and other logistics, attendees recounted garden stories of varying degrees of success and failure.

We then embarked on a garden tour of each other’s front and back yard gardens, which proved that our neighborhood has great diversity: delicate variegated ground growth for shade; three-terraced sun gardens for vegetables and flowering bushes; wild English gardens and even maple fronds draping a rock pond. The group admired the azaleas in bloom (some as old as 40 years and transplanted from parental gardens). All agreed that the first meeting had piqued our curiosity for a better understanding of gardening in Burleith.

If you’re interested in joining this Burleith Special Interest Group (BSIG), please email The next meeting will be held on June 7.

BSIGs are a BCA member benefit, so if you're not a current member, please join or renew.

photo by Rebecca Peterson.

photo by Rebecca Peterson.