New England

January, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium
New England gardeners won't want to miss the fifth annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium on April 4th and 5th at the Equinox Resort in Manchester, Vermont. Featuring nationally known speakers, exhibitor's displays, and time to swap ideas with fellow gardeners, it promises to energize us all for the 2008 gardening year. Speakers include author and former TV show host Tara Dillard; Shepherd Ogden, executive director of Safe Lawns Foundation; Mardell Steinkamp from Sunny Border Nurseries in Connecticut; Kerry Mendez of Perennially Yours in Ballston Spa, New York; and designer Kelly Sweeney of Hillock Hill Farm Greenhouse in Waltham, Vermont. The event begins with a Friday night reception and opening lecture and continues with five seminars on Saturday. Special hotel packages are available. For info, go to the Fifth Annual Great Gardens and Landscaping Symposium.

Web Finds

African Violets by Mail
You'll find a huge selection of African violets on Lyndon Lyon Greenhouses Web site. This African violet grower in Dolgeville, New York, sells leaf cuttings by mail and also has a greenhouse open to the public. Don't miss the unusual Russian varieties.

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