24 October 2007

Workshop Envy

"Editing what Mother Nature has written and trying not to get in her way."

That's how the introduction to a workshop in Michigan begins.

It's a two-day class on how to optimize a wooded lot on your property by using native trees and shrubs. Woodland wildflowers are the focus of Janet Marcunovich's presentation. She is a Practical Gardening Trainer at Practical Gardening.

The column she wrote for the Detroit News for 12-years is online at Practical Gardening. You can take out a free trial membership to read the articles. Click on the link that says "Growing Concerns Archive."

It's all in Michigan and out of our range but I sure would like to turn our back yard into the one in the photograph.

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