Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

December, 2006
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Holiday at the Dallas Arboretum
Visit the Dallas Arboretum November 25 to December 31 for Holiday at the Arboretum: The Artistry of the Nativity. This acclaimed exhibit features 300 creations depicting a cultural interpretation of the nativity. Bring your family and enjoy a variety of festivities and merriment with Family Fun Sundays and horse-drawn carriage rides. The Arboretum Web site provides a full schedule of holiday activities and more information about exhibit. Visit:

Tool or Gardening Product

Seed-Starting Heat Mat
Starting seeds is fun and a great way to get gardening when it is still cold outside. Heat mats heat the soil instead of the air temperature in the room, resulting in excellent germination and growth with little energy use. You can purchase a thermostat to go with them if you like to regulate the temperature of the growing medium more closely. Heat mats come in many types and sizes, from single flat sizes to large mats that hold four or more flats. Seed companies, garden supply companies, and your local garden center are all sources of heat mats.


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