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New England

January, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Connecticut Flower & Garden Show
The spectacular Connecticut Flower & Garden Show will be held February 22-25 at the Connecticut Expo Center in Hartford. It features eighteen gorgeous landscapes, garden products and services from many exhibit booths, fresh flowers and plants, gardening tools, seeds, herbs, mowers, and much more.

The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut, Inc., will host a design and horticulture division

standard flower show in which hundreds of club members from around the state compete for awards. Many seminars will be offered free with general admission Friday to Sunday.

For more information, call (860) 529-2123 or visit the Web site at

Web Finds

All-America Selections
If you're looking for the best varieties to plant in 2001 and unsure which flowers or vegetables you should choose for this summer's garden, check out the All-America Selections award program ( Each year this nonprofit group holds trials across the country to find the best of the new varieties. Winners often are identified with an AAS label next to their name. These varieties are widely adapted and probably worth a try in your garden.


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