Gardening With Native Plants
Many gardeners are interested in using native plants in the landscape. Sometimes it is difficult to identify plants that are native to your local area and suitable for your landscaping needs. The Connecticut Botanical Society begins to address this on their Gardening With Native Plants Web site, which lists plants native to CT (and to much of the mid-Atlantic region) and divides them into groups such as perennials, shrubs, and so. Not to be missed is the excellent reference chart of 130 native perennials worthy of garden use.
Shows & Events
A Rose Show Near You
September is a great time to enjoy the best of roses in our region, and we have the rose shows to prove it. One of the larger shows is put on by the Penn-Jersey District of the American Rose Society, held this year on September 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hilton Valley Forge Hotel in King of Prussia, PA. It is free to the public. Additional upcoming shows for PA, NY, NJ, and northern VA are noted on the ARS Calendar at: http://www.ars.org/Coming_Events/local_shows.htm#sep2005