Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


October, 2000
Regional Report


Making Paths & Walkways
Making Paths & Walkways: Creative Ideas and Simple Techniques, by Paige Gilchrist Blomgren (Lark Books, 1999; $25), is a treasure trove of inspiring photographs and detailed text explaining how to create garden paths that are more than mere necessities. From a moss-covered footbridge to a concrete "yellow brick road" for children, explore a multitude of paths that demonstrate formal and informal, traditional and modern designs, materials, and techniques.

Web Finds

Interested in growing the "big ones"? If you like giant pumpkins, here's the Web site for you ( This site features the annual Pumpkinfest in Elgin, Ontario. Giant pumpkin grower wannabes will find the detailed Grower's Manual (hidden low on the left sidebar) of great interest. Find out why snowshoes should be in your gardening toolbox!


Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Iris Eternal Bliss"