Upper South

November, 2004
Regional Report

Web Finds

More on Holiday Greens
This Holiday Decorating with Fresh Greenery site from Clemson University Cooperative Extenson provides ideas for types of greenery to use, safety precautions and a great way to make a kissing ball.

Books

Gifts for Bird Lovers
Rare is the gardener who does not love having birds in the garden. If you're looking for craft ideas for people who are both bird-watchers and gardeners, then consider Gifts for Bird Lovers: Over 50 Projects to Make and Give, by Althea L. Sexton (Storey Publishing, 1997; $14.95). There are ideas for birdhouses, bird feeders, and birdbaths, plus ways to dress up gifts of birdseed as well as how to make a cross-stitched binocular strap and a birding notebook. What makes this book unusual is that there are also craft projects that utilize a bird theme, such as hair clips, handmade paper, holiday ornaments and jewelry.

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