For a fresh perspective on how you can continue to enjoy your garden
throughout the winter months, check out Winter Gardening, by Steven Bradley (Time-Life Books, 2000; $19.95). The book describes 24 projects you can undertake during what is normally a down time in your garden, and includes practical advice on plant selection, propagation, and winter protection; plant lists; and step-by-step instructions.
Shows & Events
If you're a bonsai afficionado, don't miss the 9th Annual Carolina Bonsai Expo at The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville on October 9 and 10. It's the premier bonsai show in the Southeast, featuring outstanding trees from bonsai clubs across the Carolinas, Tennessee, Georgia, and Virginia, as well as selections from the Arboretum's own collection. For more information visit: http://www.ncarboretum.org/