Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Mid-Atlantic

May, 2001
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Garden Railway Grand Opening
The Garden Railway Grand Opening at the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is Father's Day, June 17. The theme for this year's magical garden railway display is lighthouses. The display runs from June 17 through October 8, 2001. For information call (215) 247-5777.



Web Finds

Butterfly Gardening
Use this Butterfly Gardening booklet from the University of Minnesota Extension to learn the basics of butterfly gardening with style. This site allows you to examine butterfly behavior, including basking and puddling, and also find out which annuals, hardy perennials, and wildflowers provide butterfly nectar and caterpillar food.



Learn how to create a habitat to attract, retain, and nurture these delightful creatures. The site also includes informative drawings, charts, and color photos, plus a sample planting plan for an attractive and effective butterfly flower garden using annuals and reliable perennials (many hardy to zone 4).

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