Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

January, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Austin Green Living & Home Products Expo
The Austin Green Living & Home Products Expo will be held at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas from Friday January 20th through Sunday January 22nd. This special expo will emphasize Organic Gardening and Green Living Technologies. In addition to hundreds of exhibitors featuring organic products and other "green living" items for the home and garden, the event will feature a state-of-the-art Healthy Smart Green Home built inside the Convention Center. Several educational presentations will be featured. I'll be there presenting talks on "Native & Adapted Plants" and "Attracting Beneficial Insects to Your Garden & Landscape." Our Master Gardeners also will be on hand with a special plant diagnostic lab featuring microscopic examinations displayed on a TV screen for people bringing in their plant samples for diagnosis.

Web Finds

Planning a Landscape
Developing the Landscape Plan is a Web resource from the University of Missouri that offers an excellent guide to planning your home landscape. It takes you step by step through the process, and provides helpful considerations along the way. Diagrams make the concepts easier to grasp and will help get you on the way to designing your own landscape plan.


Today's site banner is by nmumpton and is called "Gymnocalycium andreae"