Mid-Atlantic

June, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Happenings at Bartram's
A Place to Take Root: The History of Flowerpots and Garden Containers in North America is a free exhibit open now through June 27 at Bartram's Garden, 54th St. and Lindbergh Blvd., Phila., PA. Other events include an Edible Plants Lecture and Garden Walk, free on Sat., June 17. For info, visit: http://www.bartramsgarden.org.

Web Finds

Wayne's Word
Surfing for info about poison ivy, I discovered Wayne's Word, an Online Textbook of Natural History by Professor Wayne P. Armstrong, Life Sciences Department, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA. The article "Poison Oak -- More Than Just Scratching the Surface" was both theoretical and practical, packed with botanic, chemical, and historic detail about poison ivy and poison oak. Yet it was easy to target the basics, such as plant identification, reason for the rash, and preventatives. An interesting resource for those itching, as well as the just plain curious.

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