WHEN: Perennials take center stage

Escape the home-bound winter doldrums by taking part in the class Perennials with Winter Interest offered by Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. In the class, Brent Sandle, owner, Germinating Interest, will explain how hardy perennials can create interest in the winter garden. After a slide-illustrated talk and demonstration, participants will tour the Garden with the instructor to see the winter beauties of Lewis Ginter — dress warmly and be prepared to walk. Two and a half hours will be recorded toward a document of completion in the Garden's Home Landscape Series.

Two sessions: Wednesday, January 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or Saturday, January 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The cost of the class is $21 for members of Lewis Ginter and $24 for non-members. For more information, call 262-9887, extension 328.

WHEN: Full Moon Garden Hike

Gardeners know that great gardens come alive at night. Experience the joy of the night garden during a two-hour "Full Moon Garden Hike" through Maymont with Peggy Singlemann, Maymont's manager of horticulture, on Friday January 17 at 7 p.m. At special stops along the hike, Singlemann will share selected arboretum and horticultural facts.

Fee for the walk is $10 per person; $8 for members of Maymont. Registration is required by January 10. Participants should dress warmly and wear good walking shoes. The tour will begin at the Robins Nature & Visitor Center parking lot at 2201 Shields Lake Drive; free parking is available. To register, call Maymont at 358-7166, ext. 310.

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Tip #1

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Tip #2

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Lamp is available at Shades of Light, 4924 West Broad Street, 288-6515 or www.shadesoflight.com.


The "Study in Contrast" article that appeared in December's Home Style contained two pull quotes, one from Chris McCray and one from Cheryl D. Moore. These quotes referenced another article and were not related to the article on developer Margaret Freund and the Fulton Hill School. To view the article in its entirety, please go to Style's website at




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