Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

May, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Annual Garden Tour of the Georgia Perennial Plant Association
On June 6 & 7, the Georgia Perennial Plant Association will host its annual garden tour. This year's event, "Back to Our Roots: The Southern Garden Revisited," features several public gardens, private estates, and a plant nursery. Tickets are $30 per household for two adults and children, and includes a one year membership to GPPA through December 31. Visit the Web site at

Favorite or New Plant

Sunbini (Sanvitalia) from Proven Winners
Sunbini (Sanvitalia) creeping zinnia from Proven Winners features bright yellow flowers and attractive dark green foliage. Tolerant of both drought and heat, the short, mounding plant rarely needs supplemental water once established. Sunbini requires minimum maintenance, too; new flowers quickly cover old, so deadheading is unnecessary. Use Sunbini in containers or as a groundcover. Look for more information on the Proven Winners Web site,


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