Mid-Atlantic

August, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

AHS River Farm Opening
Good news for gardeners who work during the week. River Farm, headquarters of the American Horticultural Society, is now open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. as well as from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Located on the banks of the Potomac River in Alexandria, Virginia, just minutes from Washington, D.C., this 18th century estate offers numerous display gardens geared toward demonstration plantings and home gardener education as well as lovely scenic views of the river and natural areas.



For more information call River Farm at (703) 768-5700.



Web Finds

Xeriscape Site
Xeriscape moves beyond the unfortunate and undeserved gravel and rocks stereotype. Look at the photos of a variety of sample xeriscapes under "What is Xeriscape". Check out the overview of the 7 simple steps to follow to achieve a water wise landscape of your own. Although originally developed in Colorado where seasonal water shortages are severe, these basic common sense ideas for reducing water use in the landscape are applicable everywhere, even in areas where rainfall is more generous.

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