Mid-Atlantic

September, 2007
Regional Report

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Cultural Landscape Foundation
The Cultural Landscape Foundation beautifully introduces us to the importance and irreplaceable legacy of cultural landscapes. What IS a cultural landscape, you ask? A geographic area with cultural and natural resources associated with an historic event, activity, person, or group of people. They can be manmade expressions of visual and spatial relationships that include grand estates, farmlands, public gardens and parks, college campuses, cemeteries, scenic highways, and industrial sites. Cultural landscapes are works of art, texts and narratives of cultures, and expressions of regional identity. For us gardeners, the Landslide:Spotlight on the Garden section highlights endangered or threatened gardens and stewardship efforts to save them.

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Floral Tour to Ecuador
This tour, Ecuador's Flowering Plants -- Blooming Beauty Beyond Belief, is an insider's look at the flower industry from the ground up. Scheduled for Feb. 2-9, 2008, it includes visits to exclusive flower growers' plantations to see flowers in development and production for the mass market. Itinerary includes tours with senior staff at the Bellaflor rose plantation and the largest orchid producer in South America; city tours of Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil; Quito Botanical Garden; a cruise on the Guayas River and more. For more info, go to: http://www.gardeningtours.com.

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