Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

February, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Georgia Perennial Plant Association and Atlanta Botanical Garden Symposium
The Georgia Perennial Plant Association and the Atlanta Botanical Garden will sponsor "Back to Our Roots: The Southern Garden Revisited," on February 28, from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, at the Day Hall of the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Speakers include David McMullen, garden designer and owner of New Moon Gardens, and Ann Armstrong, well-known lecturer and columnist, and others. Registration fee is $67 and a boxed lunch is $10. Call (404) 876-5859, or visit

Tool or Gardening Product

I've always been amazed that most garden plants are grown and sold in plastic pots -- a non-biodegradable product made from non-renewable resources. Now with the introduction of CowPots, gardeners can do better. Fabricated as 3- or 4-inch pots from composted cow manure, CowPots are earth-friendly containers that stay intact for up to 12 weeks when filled with potting soil and planted with seed, but that break down within weeks when added to the garden. These containers not only utilize a renewable resource, they also give young plants a quick start and enrich the garden's soil. For more information, call (860) 238-7687, or visit


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