New England

September, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Renee's Garden Photo Contest
If any of your lush plants were started from seeds from Renee's Garden, grab a camera, take some photos, and enter your favorite in Renee's Garden Photo Contest. You could win a $50 gift certificate for seeds online and be featured on Renee's Web site. All entries will receive a free package of seeds. The deadline is September 30, so quickly send your print photo, along with your name, address, phone, e-mail, and caption to: Photo Contest, Renee's Garden Seeds, 6116 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018. Send your digital photo with the same info to: renees@reneesgarden.com. In the subject line, put "Photo Contest."

Books

Attracting Songbirds
The Audubon Society's new book, Guide to Attracting Birds, by Stephen Kress (Cornell University Press, 2006; $24.95), can help you look at your property through a different lens. Supporting bird populations is his mission, and the pleasure of seeing birds in our yards is a secondary benefit. You'll find suggestions for providing vegetation, natural foods, water supplies, and nest sites (even in highway medians); tips on the safe use of fertilizers and pesticides; and a discussion of native plants.

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