Northern & Central Midwest

October, 2008
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Global Climate Change and Plant Conservation
In this time of great concern about global climate change, it's helpful to have the scientists' points of view to help us learn. Kayri Havens, senior scientist of plant science and conservation, will speak about the effects of climate change on plants and ecosystems. She will also discuss ways to manage these conservation challenges. This free public lecture will be held at the Chicago Botanic Garden on Sunday, November 2 at 1:30. Call 847-835-8261 for more information.

Books

Winter Garden Beauty
The Garden in Winter: Plant for Beauty and Interest in the Quiet Season, by Suzy Bales (Rodale Books, 2007) is not your average coffee table book of pretty pictures. Oh, it has those, of course, but Suzy Bales gives a wealth of ideas to actually take out into your own garden. She not only gives information and advice about what to plant, but she has a chapter devoted to decorating your home from your garden. You'll want to get out and plant and clip. Just in time for the holidays!

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