Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

2006 Southeastern Flower Show
Make plans now for a jaunt "up north" to Atlanta on February 8-12 for the 2006 Southeastern Flower Show. This year's theme is "Inspiration, Education, Entertainment ... The Italian Experience." World-class exhibits of flowers and plants, vendors for every garden desire, and a roster of darn good speakers, including me. Watch this space for details as they become available later this month, but grab that new calendar, clear the weekend, and head for the Georgia World Congress Center, Hall C. Show hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday. For more info, visit:

Web Finds

Culture of Camellias
If there's a plant we love in winter, it's camellia. This huge group of named flowers has charmed gardeners in the Southeast since they were introduced to our regions in the nineteenth century. They're not as hard to grow as you might think, and if lore and fascinating names can get you interested in a plant, check out this page from the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service: The Culture of Camellias: The State Flower of Alabama.


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