Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

January, 2007
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Big "Do" in Brownsville
The 7th Annual Brownsville International Birding and Nature Festival is scheduled for February 15 to 17, 2007. This event is huge, and growing every year to include field trips, seminars, and events in Texas and Mexico that explore the ecological diversity that is the lower Rio Grande valley. Make your plans now to attend. For info, call (800) 626-2639, e-mail:, or visit:


Plant Names Revealed
New from publisher/editor Betty Mackey and is Who Does Your Garden Grow? By British author Alex Pankhurst, this paperback edition of her charming hardcover will be a conversation classic among gardeners. The stories behind many favorite cultivars are smart, funny at times, and reveal the origins of their names. Knowing how a plant got its name is at least entertaining, and often provides the perfect way to remember its name!


Today's site banner is by Marilyn and is called "Salvia regla 'Royal'"