Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

September, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Extreme Container Gardens Exhibit
Spectacular flowers, tropicals, herbs, and vegetables are hanging, draping, and flowing over containers of all shapes and sizes throughout the Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This exhibit features some of the most creative container gardens you've ever seen. The exhibit runs through November 7, 2004, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from noon until 6 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens 62 and older and students, and $3 for children ages 4 through 12. For further information, contact Kristy Potter at Myriad Botanical Gardens, 100 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City, OK 73102; (405) 297-3995, or e-mail: The Web page for the Gardens is:


The Potato Garden
Sure, there are other books on potatoes but none so lovingly written or as humorous as The Potato Garden, A Grower's Guide, by Maggie Oster (Harmony Books, 1993). Although out-of-print, it's readily available from online used booksellers at an astonishingly low price for a book that was a finalist for a James Beard award. Besides descriptions of over 200 varieties of potatoes, there is potato history, trivia, and detailed growing instructions, including alternative planting methods plus recipes.


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