Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

November, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

South Carolina Botanical Garden Winter Gardening Workshop & Programs
Learn about growing winter vegetables at the South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson with a workshop on Tuesday, November 9, followed by five weeks (November 16, 23, 30, and December 7, 14) of drop-in programs on various topics. The workshop will be held 10 am to noon; the fee is $15. For more details call (864) 656-3405 or visit the Web site at

Clever Gardening Technique

Build a Wildlife Condo
If you're a wildlife-friendly gardener who's not alarmed by things that hop, wiggle and slither, you can make a condo in a shady, out-of-the-way area to provide winter homes for frogs, lizards and salamanders. Using small logs (about three inches in diameter and three to four feet long), lay a parallel row on the ground a couple inches apart, then add mulched leaves or organic yard debris between the logs. Add more layers of logs and leaves, with each layer perpendicular to the last, until you have 4 or more sturdy layers. As the pile begins to weather, you'll also attract beetles and other insects, as well as the birds who like to eat them.


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