Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

New England

July, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

First Nation Garden
Visit the Montreal Botanic Garden and the opening of their new garden, the First Nation Garden on August 3rd, 2001. This new garden will feature plants that are key to the Amerindian and Inuit peoples such as birch, maple, white spruce, pine, Labrador tea, corn and Jack-in-the-pulpit. The garden will also include an educational exhibit to illustrate the importance of plants to these peoples' culture.

Call (514) 872-1400 for more information.


Culinary Herbs for Short Season Gardeners
Herbs have become an essential part of our gardens. Whether they be medicinal herbs my wife grows, or culinary herbs I grow, we have an abundance of these plants. Culinary Herbs for Short Season Gardeners by Ernest Small and Grace Deutsch (Peony Press, 2001; $25) is a good reference book for those getting started offering the basics on growing more than 50 herbs. Each herb has a description, cultivation notes, harvesting tips, culinary uses, and medicinal uses. I love the short boxes with historical notes about each herb. This book is a good one for someone looking to delve into the work of herbs.


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