Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

December, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Book Signing at Bay Books in Bay St. Louis
Named for King Louis IX by explorer John Baptiste d'Iberville, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, has the distinction of elevation. At 23 feet above sea level, it is the highest point on the entire coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. It is a resilient place populated by artists and great gardeners. Please join me for a book signing at Bay Books, downtown in Bay St. Louis, MS, on Saturday, December 11, from 12 noon until 2 pm. For more information, including available book titles and signing dates, please visit my website:

Tool or Gardening Product

Wilt Stop Plant Protector
Whether you're cutting sprays of nandina berries, bringing in boxes of cut greens or putting up a Christmas tree, be aware of their needs for hydration. The last thing you need during the holidays is a fire! Since you usually cannot water these natural holiday decorations, you should certainly mist their needles and leaves, as well as keep the tree stand filled with water. Our regions can be very tough on such cut plant materials, as well as traditional cut flowers. Wilt Stop from Bonide is derived from pine tree resin and forms a barely-visible soft, clear film that prevents drying out.


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