Upper South

January, 2009
Regional Report


Building Garden Ornaments
Getting anxious to get started on this year's garden? While waiting for those first warm days, why not make a mosaic garden table, a planter box, or a trellis? Building Garden Ornaments: 24 Do-It-Yourself Projects to Accent Any Setting, by the editors of Creative Publishing International (Cowles Creative Publishing, 2000; $14.95) gives you step-by-step instructions for making a variety of items, including water features, accent pieces, garden furnishings, trellises, and arbors. There's also a basic techniques section that covers cutting and soldering copper, working with hypertufa, building with bricks, and adding a GFCI receptacle in the garden.

Shows & Events

Eco-Savvy Gardening Symposium
A one-day event sponsored by Green Spring Master Gardeners, the 2009 Eco-Savvy Gardening Symposium brings together experts to share information on a variety of topics, including home composting, edible landscapes, EcoSavvy lawn care and more. The Symposium is February 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia. For further information visit http://www.greenspring.org.

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