Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

February, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show
The Tennessee State Fairgrounds in Nashville will become a sneak preview of spring when the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show gets rolling March 4-7. The theme this year is "Holly, Wood and Vines." The schedule is packed with speakers (including yours truly on Saturday, March 6, at 1 p.m.) and over 250 exhibit booths. Admission is $8; more information is available at:


The Southern Garden Advisor
I had great fun writing my new book, The Southern Garden Advisor (Cool Springs Press, 2003; $14.99), and I think it shows! It's a little bit quirky, but I think issues such as why red clay is red, and the secret lives of earthworms, are important. There are plenty of practical tips, too, along with weather triva I couldn't resist. My goal was to help gardeners have more fun. Check it out and let me know how I did (


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