Shows & Events
New England Spring Flower Show
The theme of this year's annual show, March 11-19, at the Bayside Expo Center in Boston is Welcome Home! Celebrating Our Great New England Landscape. It always comes at a time when we need some floriferous stimulation, so make a day of it (a mid-week jaunt is less crowded than a weekend visit). There will be lectures, demonstrations, display gardens, and lots of plants, tools, pots, and other "essentials" to purchase. For more info, visit: http://www.masshort.org/showpage2.asp?page=2_0
You'll need sunglasses to pour over Karen Platt's photo-laden book on golden-leaved plants, called Gold Fever (Karen Platt Publishing, 2004; $32.95). Platt, who has also written about silver plants and black plants and runs a nursery specializing in black plants, is a knowledgeable writer who appreciates the details. You can buy the book from her UK Web site (http://www.karenplatt.co.uk/) or search on the Web for US sources.