Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

September, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Fall Plant Sale at Winghaven Gardens
The Fall Plant Sale at Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary will be held Wednesday to Saturday, October 5th to 8th. The event features a wide selection of ornamental trees, shrubs, and perennials that are not only beautiful, but that also attract birds to the garden. The sale is open 10 am to 4 pm each day, with a daily free education program at 10:30 am, no registration required. For more information, call (704) 331-0664 or visit www.winghavengardens.com.

Favorite or New Plant

Spanish Bluebells
I was mystified, then enchanted, as Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) appeared in my woodland garden this past spring. Native to Spain and North Africa, these marble-sized bulbs are prolific and vigorous. With strap-like leaves and sturdy stems bearing nodding blue bells, they resemble hyacinths, but are taller and looser.

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