Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

April, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Cincinnati Flower Show
With a grand lakeside setting and incomparable exhibits staged both in pavilions and in the open air, the Cincinnati Flower Show, April 22-30, is a floral extravaganza not to be missed. Exhibits include full-scale gardens, window boxes, container gardens, single genus displays, dramatic table settings of flowers and accessories, professional florist arrangements, and spectacular sugar art flowers. The Artist's Studio area captures art inspired by nature and horticulture, while the Amateur Flower Show Exhibit highlights both artistic and horticultural classes. Over a hundred vendors offer everything from clippers to conservatories, plus a wide selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, shrubs, trees, and indoor plants. A wide range of free cooking and gardening demonstrations and lectures are available each day. Special events (requiring advance reservations and a fee) include afternoon teas and lectures by nationally acclaimed gardeners. Single-day admission tickets are $20 at the gate or $15 in advance and can be purchased online. For more information, call (800) 670-6808, or visit:

Web Finds

eNature Field Guides
Wondering what frogs, birds, trees, and flowers are native to your area? The National Wildlife Federation's eNature Web site offers field guides for birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, fish, seashells, seashore creatures, spiders, insects, butterflies, wildflowers, and trees. Although not inclusive, the field guides can be searched by type of plant or animal and zip code. In addition, the site also includes information about native plant gardening, invasive plants, birding, and endangered and threatened species.


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