New England

December, 2006
Regional Report

Books

Botanical Print Calendar
The San Francisco Botanical Garden has created a gorgeous calendar of antique botanical prints from the Helen Crocker Russell Library rare book collection. The calendar is more inspirational than utilitarian because there's no space to write on the dates, but the prints are works of art. To see and order the calendar, visit the botanical garden bookstore at: http://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org/Bookstore/index.htm#.

Favorite or New Plant

Oso Easy Roses
A new landscape rose introduction from Proven Winners is at the top of my wish list. Oso Easy Paprika is a ground cover rose with reddish orange, single blooms with a yellow eye. There are also two other roses in the series: Oso Easy Fragrant Spreader (single pink flowers) and Oso Easy Peachy Cream. All are disease resistant. Look for them in spring. You can see photos here: http://www.colorchoiceplants.com/Cool_New_Plants.htm.

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