Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association


March, 2004
Regional Report

Web Finds

Delaware Wildflowers
Many of the plants on this Delaware Plants site can be found well beyond Delaware's borders, so I am sure you will recognize many growing in your own area. David G. Smith's carefully researched and exquisitely photographed reference on wildflowers (interpreted here as flowering plants growing outside cultivation) is organized in several ways: by color, by name, and by family. Many plants are illustrated in flower and again later in the season with seed or fruit; each stunning photo portrait is linked to additional reference sources for that plant.

The site also includes the relative rarity of the plant and indicates if it is alien or adventive to Delaware and so on. I am astounded that a private individual has created this "mere" hobby site as a labor of love (or maybe a compulsive obsession) and I am so happy to share it with you. Enjoy!


The Philadelphia Flower Show: Celebrating 175 Years
Whether you feel the need for a spectacular souvenir or would simply like a closer -- and need I mention gorgeous -- look at the flower show and its many faces over the years, you will appreciate this book as a lovely record of the Philadelphia Flower Show and its history. The Philadelphia Flower Show: Celebrating 175 Years, by Raymond Rogers and Adam Levine (HarperResource, 2003; $44.95) showcases both the public event and the behind-the-scenes people, plants, and machinations that miraculously make it all happen for that one glorious week in March each year.


Today's site banner is by EscondidoCal and is called "Water Hibiscus"