Shows & Events
Colonial Williamsburg Gardening Symposium
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will sponsor its 66th Annual Gardening Symposium, Beautiful Gardens: Bountiful Options, on April 15 and 16. Featured speakers include Rosalind Creasy, author of The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping; and Ethne Clark, Editor-in-Chief of Organic Gardening Magazine. The event also offers a number of concurrent sessions, as well as optional programs and tours. For full information and registration, visit the Web site at www.history.org/history/institute/institute_about.cfm.
Landscaping for Privacy
If your home and garden are exposed to a busy road or nosy neighbors, you should consult Landscaping for Privacy (Timber Press, 2011), by Marty Wingate. This book provides a number of creative options for buffers and barriers to eliminate the irritation of noise, utility items and other eyesores, street lights, trespassers, wildlife invaders, and other problems. General information is fleshed out in sidebars, such as "How high the fence?" and "Building and maintaining a berm." I also particularly like the accompanying photos and helpful plant lists, such as "No-Shear Hedge Plants" and "Plants for Windy Sites."