Public parks


set for Monday

•A Park Pride conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. N.E., Atlanta. The parks and greenspace conference will focus on how public-private partnerships can improve parks and quality of life. Visit

Daffodil Show to feature exhibits, floral varieties

•The Atlanta Botanical Garden will host the Southeast Regional Daffodil Show from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta. The show will feature various types of daffodils, horticulture and educational exhibits. An amateur daffodil judging will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission to the show is free with admission to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Call 404-591-1550 or visit

Furniture gets spring update

•Metallics look to be big in spring fashions, and some furniture is beginning to adapt the look.

''Metallics of gold, silver and platinum are working their way into the homefront,'' Penny Eudy, product manager of upholstery for La-Z-Boy, said. ''They are a great way to add a sense of fun to the neutral colors that are so popular right now.''

Among new furnishing products from La-Z-Boy are a sofa with a touch of shimmer and a chair and ottoman with nailhead trim. Some of the designs are by Todd Oldham, branching out from fashion into home design of late and also hosting Bravo's ''Top Design'' reality TV show.

- From staff, wire reports