New England

December, 2000
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Camellia Exhibition
Camellias blooming in January in Massachusetts? It's possible at Tower Hill Botanical Garden's 2nd Annual Camellia Exhibition on January 27-28, 2001, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Boylston. The show is presented in cooperation with the Massachusetts Camellia Society.



The exhibition will feature 16 camellia varieties donated to the Tower Hill Botanical Garden by the late Nathaniel Thayer Dexter. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the cultivation and history of this fascinating genus.



The event is free with the price of admission to the gardens. For more information, call (508) 869-6111, x20.

Books

How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office
Here's a book that will give you more details about growing plants to clean your indoor atmosphere. In How to Grow Fresh Air: 50 Houseplants That Purify Your Home or Office (Penguin Books, 1997; $17), B. C. Wolverton, a NASA scientist, has summarized the results of his studies for the NASA lunar habitat project on plants that can clean the air. He talks about the pollutants in your home or office and where they come from, and he describes 50 common houseplants that are easy to grow and rates them for their ability to remove those pollutants. This is a great book that might just keep you healthier this winter.

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