Shows & Events
Dahlia Show Coming Near You!
It's prime dahlia season, and odds are good there is a dahlia show near you or within a few hours drive. If you have never looked at the incredible array of different dahlias being grown, you are in for an eye-opener, and if you are already a dahlia fan you know it's an annual celebration worth the trip. Here's a calendar of North American Dahlia Shows (displayed by date or by state): http://www.dahlias.net/Shows.htm.
Composting and Mulching
I like this Composting and Mulching: A Guide to Managing Organic Yard Wastes site from the University of Minnesota Extension. It's clearly organized and thorough, succinctly explains the how's and why's of composting, and includes clear diagrams on how to make several different simple and inexpensive compost enclosures, including the adaptation of metal drums and even plastic garbage bags.