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February, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Ecological Landscaping and Garden Photography
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve in New Hope, PA, is hosting the 6th Annual Land Ethics Symposium: Creative Approaches for Ecological Landscaping on Feb. 16. The program will focus on ways that designers, contractors, landscape architects, planners, and developers can create low-maintenance, economical, and ecologically balanced landscapes. Registration and payment ($90; $60 student) must be received by Feb. 6. For symposium information, call Bowman's at (215) 862-2924.

Portfolios are now being accepted for the weekend-long Garden Photography Master Class at the Chanticleer pleasure garden in Wayne, PA, May 19 through May 21. Professional garden photographers Alan Detrick and Roger Foley will lead the three-day master, hands-on workshop designed for serious photographers who want to increase their proficiency in photographing gardens and related horticultural subjects. Class size is limited to 18 students; acceptance is based on portfolio review. Portfolio submission (from 6 to 12 images) deadline is March 3; candidates will be notified of portfolio acceptance by March 31, 2006. Registration fee is $375. For more information, contact Anne Sims at Chanticleer, (610) 687-4163, ext. 18, or visit:

Web Finds

The Hardy Plant Society on the East Coast
The Hardy Plant Society was started about 50 years as a conservation effort for hardy herbaceous plants in England. In the United States, the Hardy Plant Society, Mid-Atlantic Group, is an independent offshoot based in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Mid-Atlantic Group Web site includes photos, group history, programs, archived articles, and events.


Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Water Hibiscus"