Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

March, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Hall Count Master Gardener Spring Expo
The Hall County Master Gardeners of Georgia will hold its Spring Garden Expo on Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11, at the Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, 8 am to 6 pm. Billed as "the greatest two-day plant sale in Georgia," the event features sixteen educational workshops and more than fifty vendors, including twenty-five regional plant growers. For more information, visit the Web site at


Down to Earth
Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners, by Margot Rochester (Taylor Trade Publishing, 2009, $22.95), is filled with earth-kind and people-friendly ideas that encourage readers to garden for self-gratification. As the author explains, "Whatever goal you set, the garden should make you happy. Why else would you go to the trouble and expense?" And, "The moral of the story is this: never work harder than absolutely necessary... especially in the garden. Gardening should always be a labor of love." Organized by seasons, Rochester's book will help gardeners evaluate their priorities and simplify their tasks, while making the garden their own.


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