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CALENDAR



Visit www.nhplantgrowers.org for additional calendar items.



CONTENTS




June

23 NHPGA Spring Twilight Meet-
ing; Roiling Green Landscape & Nurs-
ery, Greenland, NH; Featured speaker
Wayne Mezitt, of Weston Nurseries in
Hopkinton, MA. His topic: new rhodo-
dendrons and azaleas, commercial
vendors on-site to showcase new prod-
ucts, contact 292-5238



26 Garden Expo; Rockingham Countv
Botanical Garden, Brentwood County
Complex; exhibitors are local horticul-
tural and craft businesses that cater to
the gardening public including plants
material, hardscapes, garden statuarv,
and supplies; contact Nancv Adams,
679-5616



September

8-9 NENA Green Summit; an
educational opportunity for industry
professionals, contact 508-653-3112
or [email protected]



29-Oct. 2 Society of American

Florists Annual Convention; Ritz-Carl-

ton, Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii;

contact ph. 703-836-8700 or www.saf-

now.ore



October

18-20 New England Greenhouse
Conference; Centrum, Worcester, MA;
802-655-7769 or www.uvm.edu/pass/
greenhouse.negc.html



Departments

3 From the Board

5 Forum

11 New Flampshire News

13 Elsewhere in the News

25 How About Herbs
"Love that Lovage"

Features

17 MEMBER PROFILE

Melissa Moore

19 Compost Use Demonstration
Mike Rainey

22 Landscapers Kick Off Season
with UNH Cooperative
Extension
Allyson Brehni

28 Book Order Form



July

5-10 Perennial Plant Association
Symposium & Trade Show;

Cirand Hvatt, New York City,
New York; contact 614-771-8431
or www.perennialplant.org, email
[email protected]

10-14 OFA Short Course; Columbus

Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio;

contact ph. 614-487-1117 or

fax 614-487-1216 or [email protected]

or www.ofa.org



28 NHPGA Summer Meeting, 2004;

Host: Gold Star Nursery & Sod Farm,
Canterbury, NH (along the banks of
the scenic Merrimack River); Registra-
tion material arriving this spring; con-
tact 292-5238



August

4 UNH Twilight Meeting; UNH
Horticultural Research Farm, Durham;
New research with fruits, vegetables,
and ornamentals will be showcased;
contact 603-862-3200



November

2-5 Association of Specialty Cut
Flower Growers National Conference
and Trade Show; Radisson Hotel,
Orlando, FL, ph. 440-774-2887
or [email protected]

January 2005

20 Joint Winter Meeting of NHPGA
and NHLA;

contact [email protected]



February

1-3 New England Grows; Boston Con-
vention and Expo Center, Boston, MA
www.negrows.org



On the cover: Dahlia
'Everswinkel' in full bloom.
Credit Netherlands Flower Bulb
Information Center, New York,

NY.



The Plantsman is published in early February. April,
June. Augusc. October, and December with copy
deadlines on the first of each prior month. While
camera-ready ads are preferred, set-up assistance is
available at a nominal fee. Free classified advertising
is offered as a member service. We will carry a
short message (no artwork or logos) for one or two
issues of The Plantsman.







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For further information, please contact the
editor: Melissa Moore, 845 Loudon Ridge
Road, Loudon, N.H. 03307; phone 603-267-
8492; e-mail, Moore^worldpath.net



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The New Hampshire Horticulture Endowment (NHHE) was founded in 1997 as an extension

of the New Hampshire Plant Growers' Association. Each year, the NHHE grants money to

researchers working on related issues in the field of horticulture that will assist New

Hampshire Plant Growers. Proceeds from the sale of this soil will help this fund grow.

And your support in making this purchase helps make
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59 Old Rabbit Hollow Road, Swanzey, NH 03446.

Telephone (603) 357-3734

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