Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

January, 2009
Regional Report


Building Garden Ornaments
Getting anxious to get started on this year's garden? While waiting for those first warm days, why not make a mosaic garden table, a planter box, or a trellis? Building Garden Ornaments: 24 Do-It-Yourself Projects to Accent Any Setting, by the editors of Creative Publishing International (Cowles Creative Publishing, 2000; $14.95) gives you step-by-step instructions for making a variety of items, including water features, accent pieces, garden furnishings, trellises, and arbors. There's also a basic techniques section that covers cutting and soldering copper, working with hypertufa, building with bricks, and adding a GFCI receptacle in the garden.

Shows & Events

Eco-Savvy Gardening Symposium
A one-day event sponsored by Green Spring Master Gardeners, the 2009 Eco-Savvy Gardening Symposium brings together experts to share information on a variety of topics, including home composting, edible landscapes, EcoSavvy lawn care and more. The Symposium is February 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, Virginia. For further information visit


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