New England

October, 2003
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Butterflies and Birds
"Flying Gardens: How Butterflies and Birds Add to the Garden Experience" is the topic of an upcoming presentation at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA, on Wednesday, November 5 at 7 p.m. The speaker will be author, conservationist, artist, and expert birder Ken Kaufman, who's celebrating the release of his latest book, Butterflies of North America. For more information, call (508) 877-7630, or visit: http://www.newfs.org/

Books

Your House, Your Garden
Gordon Hayward's new book, Your House, Your Garden: A Foolproof Approach to Garden Design, (W.W. Norton & Company, 2003; $39.95) is one of the most downright practical books on design I've seen (and I'm always on the lookout for them). It focuses on how to make the design of your gardens more pleasing by relating them to your house, garage, barn, and other outbuildings. To illustrate the point, Hayward tackles design challenges such as the narrow side yard, the unsightly septic mound, and the awkward space between house and garage. His book helped me with my recent deck project.

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