Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

September, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Tenarky District Rose Show and Convention
On October 2, 2004, the Tenarky District of the American Rose Society will hold its annual convention and rose show at the Holiday Inn Airport South in Louisville, Kentucky. The free show opens to the public at 1 p.m. For those wanting to attend the convention, a $69 registration fee includes a gift bag, a Friday night social, workshops on Saturday on digital photography of roses and hybridizing and propagating roses, and a Saturday night banquet with the president of the American Rose Society as the keynote speaker. For more information, contact convention chairperson, Jim Preston, 301 Buckingham Terrace, Louisville, KY 40222, or by e-mail at: Information also is available at: and


Winter Gardens
Although there have been dozens of books written on winter gardens, few remain in print. Of those still being published, look for The Winter Garden: Plants That Offer Color and Beauty in Every Season of the Year, by Rita Buchanan (Houghton Mifflin, 1997; $12.95). For the more adventurous who are willing to search out used books (especially on the Internet) some of the ones to look for include The Unsung Season: Gardens and Gardeners in Winter, by Sydney Eddison (Houghton Mifflin, 1995); Winter Garden Glory: How to Get the Best from Your Garden from Autumn Through to Spring, by Adrian Bloom (HarperCollins, 1994); My Garden in Autumn and Winter, by Edward A. Bowles (Timber Press, 1998); and Gardens in Winter, by Elizabeth Lawrence (Claitor's Law Books and Publishing, 1973).


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