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ELA News – May 2020

 Deadline Extended to June 30!

ELA’s third Spotlight on Natives Photo Contest is in full bloom, and we’re looking forward to viewing another incredible collection of your images. So that our photographers can include some of the later blooming spring natives, we’ve extended the deadline for submissions to June 30.
You can submit photos of native plants in garden settings (that may include some non-native species) or individual specimens. Entries will be accepted through June 30 at 5:00pm. First Prize Winners receive a one-year ELA Professional Membership ($100 value). Photographers receiving Honorable Recognition will earn $50 credit toward purchases at the ELA Bookstore. Winners will be announced in July. Find all the details here.

Take a Walk in the Garden with ELA

Continue to enjoy this free Wednesday webinar series through July 1. Join ELA for a virtual walk in the garden complete with plant discussions and garden tips:

May 20 – Spring Ephemerals
July 1 – Specialist Bees

Community Kindness – Tell Us Your Story

Tell us your story of kindness during COVID -19, and we’ll include it in the newsletter. We are all in need of a little extra kindness and care. Email to

I helped a neighbor move her plants so that her fence could be repaired. I did all the digging, so it was social distancing at its best. Look at the drawing she gave me. It’s amazing! ~Georgia Harris.

Virtual Coffee on Hold until July 17

Instead of calling in to volunteer coffee on third Wednesdays, enjoy the Walk in the Gardenwebinar series! We’ll resume Virtual Coffee calls in July, but for now if you have ideas for programs, article topics, or speakers send an email to l