Middle South

January, 2012
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Master Gardener Symposium
The York County Master Gardeners will offer their 7th annual symposium on February 25th, 8 am to 3 pm, at York Technical College in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This year's program, Growing a Garden: Basics and Beyond, will feature Carol Reese, garden writer for Horticulture Magazine and other publications, and Rick Schoellhorn, Director of New Products with Proven Winners. Additional concurrent sessions will cover a variety of pertinent topics. Registration fee, including lunch, is $48. For more information call 803-324-9777 or visit the group's Web site at www.yorkmg.org.


Beautiful at All Seasons
The allure of favorite garden writers is strong in winter, and though there are plenty of new books waiting on my bedside table, I've turned again to Elizabeth Lawrence. This time I'm revisiting Beautiful at All Seasons (Duke University Press, 2007), a collection of 132 columns written by Lawrence for the Charlotte Observer between 1957 and 1971 and edited by Ann L. Armstrong and Lindie Wilson. As relevant today as they were 40 years ago, these snippets of knowledge are filled with quotations from poetry, bits of correspondence, engaging tales of friends and neighbors, and a conversational style that keeps pages turning.

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