Inland Northwest, High Desert
The Garden Plants of China
The Garden Plants of China, by Peter Valder (Timber Press, 1999; $50), is a lovely armchair gardening book - perfect to provide winter inspiration. Valder includes full-color photographs, antique paintings, and engaging text to take you through the gardens of China. You'll recognize many of your favorite plants as you read about their history and the Chinese lore behind them.
Shows & Events
U.S. Bank Boise Flower and Garden Show
Still in its infancy, the 4th Annual Boise Flower and Garden Show will be held March 30 to April 1, 2001, at the Boise Center on the Grove in Boise, Idaho. The show features two formal display gardens. Monet's Water Garden promises to provide a tranquil entrance, getting you into the mood as you come in. Landscapes and Wildlife Sharing Space, by the Animals in Distress Association, will show us how wildlife can cohabitate with our landscapes. The show also will offer a children's activity center, a floral display, a fountain giveaway, and lots of educational seminars. Call (503) 335-3336 for more information.