January 12, 2001

Spring Seed Catalogs 2001


A hot bowl of chili is a great way to warm the body after spending time outdoors on a cold, winter day. A sure way to warm the spirits of gardeners on these gray, wintery days is to leaf through a stack of newly arrived garden catalogs. Wind chills, weather advisories, and aching backs are quickly forgotten (as least for a few minutes) as gardeners glance through the brightly colored catalogs and make plans for next spring and summer.

Upcoming state horticultural meetings


Upcoming state horticultural meetings of possible interest to HHPN readers are listed below. For additional information, contact the individual listed for each meeting. January 31-February 2, 2001
Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association Convention and Trade Show
Polk County Convention Complex, Des Moines, Iowa
Program Information: Sarah Woody Bibens, (816) 233-1481

February 22, 2001
Grape Production Workshop
Collins Plaza Hotel, 1200 Collins Road NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Program Information: Paul Domoto, (515) 294-0035

Accolades for Vegetables, Annual Flowers, and Perennial Plants


While winter has just officially begun, many Iowans have already developed a bad case of
cabin fever. An excellent way to overcome this
condition is to leaf through the seed and nursery catalogs
and start planning next year's garden. When
browsing through the catalog, don't forget to check out
the award winning flowers and vegetables for 2001.

The Perennial Plant Association is a national organization of growers, landscape
designers, educators, and researchers. Each year the