Mid-Atlantic

October, 2001
Regional Report

Books

Taylor's 50 Best Roses: Easy Plants for More Beautiful Gardens
This deceptively slim little paperback takes the mumbo jumbo right out of growing roses ranging from old fashioned roses to climbers to minis and hybrid teas. Each rose variety entry includes a photo and a detailed description. You will find good clear explanations on practical matters such as how to care for your rose in terms of selecting, planting, pruning, winter protection and pest control plus little tips and tidbits including how to dry rose petals and why roses' so-called thorns are not really thorns.

Taylor's 50 Best Roses: Easy Plants for More Beautiful Gardens by Frances Tenenbaum, Series Editor Houghton Mifflin Company 1999 ISBN 0-395-87334-7, $10.

Web Finds

Composting -- It's Recycling ... Naturally
Composting -- It's Recycling ... Naturally is a detailed 40 frame slide show presentation virtually supplied via the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The click-through presentation explains why home composting is potentially so important in terms of reducing the waste stream and then shows you the step by step basics of what you need to do to produce a good quality compost at home. Finally, it even suggests ways to use the compost around your yard and for improving your lawn.

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