Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

April, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Orchids and Roses for Mom
The University of South Florida in Tampa invites you to its botanic garden, open daily, and to these upcoming events:

April 29: Backyard Habitat, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Learn what it takes to create backyard habitat with the director of University of South Florida Botanic Garden, Laurie Walker. $3 for members, $5 for nonmembers.

May 13 and 14: Orchid and Rose Festival at USF Botanical Gardens, just in time for Mother's Day. A free event, including orchids for Mom. The gardens are located on the Tampa campus at Pine & Alumni Drives off of Bruce B. Downs Blvd., just north of Fowler Ave. For info, call (813) 974-2329. For more info, visit:

Web Finds

Butterfly Gardening
For much more information about host and nectar plants, and butterfly gardening in our region, check this Butterfly Gardening in Florida article from the University of Florida IFAS Extension. Print the chart and keep it in your garden design folder.


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