Shows & Events
Crafting the Artful Garden
Has your garden become a jumble of plants, colors, and shapes? Learn how to combine the art of garden making with the skills of gardening so that you have a four-season paradise at the one-day symposium on "Crafting the Artful Garden," October 15, 2005, in Louisville, Kentucky. Co-sponsored by Brookside Gardens, The Massachusetts Horticultural Society, and Yew Dell Gardens, the symposium features Paul Cappiello, Thomas Cooper, Judy glattstein, Carol Klein, and Nan Blake Sinton as speakers. Cost of the event is $129.00. For further information, visit http://www.hortmag.com.
Wondering what annuals and perennials thrive best under heat and humidity? The horticultural department at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, has a trial garden that compares varieties and reports their findings at the Gardens at UGA Web site. For annuals, each cultivar is evaluated every two weeks for number of flowers, leaf color, uniformity of habit and flower, resistance to insects and diseases and overall appearance. The outstanding ones are designated as the "Best of the Best." The perennials remain in the garden for at least three years, with time of first flower, duration of flowerings, height, foliar health, and comments provided on the web site.