Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

October, 2006
Regional Report

Web Finds

Pollinator Web Sites
For images of a remarkable array of butterfly and moth species, visit the Butterflies and Moths of North America Web site. Organized by taxonomy, it's a challenge for the non-entomologist to use the pages to ID a species since there's no way to search by attributes, but it's still an amazing resource. There's a wealth of information on The Xerces Society's Pollinator Conservation Program Web site, including gardening techniques to encourage pollinators and native bee biology. The North American Pollination Protection Campaign's Pollinator Partnership Web site is another wonderful source of information.

Shows & Events

Sculpture at N.C. Botanical Garden
The North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is in the midst of its annual Sculpture in the Garden exhibition, which runs through November 17, 2006. There are sculptures to suit every taste, from subtle to extravagant, all displayed amid colorful foliage and fall wildflowers. Visit the Botanical Garden Web site ( for details.


Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Flowers"