The news of the plan to remove many of the mature azaleas  – not to mention the National Boxwood Collection – from the US National Arboretum is receiving widespread press.

Adrien Higgins had an article in today’s WPost and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton sent a letter to the Arboretum interim director Dr. Ramon Jordan asking what can be done to maintain this important collection.

The Save the Azaleas website has more information and of course there is a Facebook page. We’re keeping our eye out for the Save the Boxwood website and Facebook page!

We’re optimistic a solution can be found so DC residents and visitors can enjoy the azalea blooms – and the boxwood – for years to come.