Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

August, 2011
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Butterfly Symposium
The Carolina Butterfly Society and the South Carolina Botanical Garden will co-sponsor the Society's 2011 Butterfly Symposium on Saturday, August 27. Speakers include Dr. Patrick McMillian, naturalist and host of SC-ETV's Expeditions with Patrick McMillian; Dr. Joe Culin, former head of the Clemson University Entomology Department; and Dr. Lisa Wagner, the Garden's Director of Education. The event will also include a tour of the SCBG butterfly garden and a plant sale. Registration of $20 includes snacks and lunch. Register by calling 864-656-3405 or visiting

Web Finds

Pollinators Info
If you're as fascinated by pollinators as I am and concerned about their viability, you'll want to visit Pollinators Info, the blog of Athena Rayne Anderson, who's working on a Ph.D. in ecology at the University of Georgia. Anderson is studying bumble bees for her dissertation, but provides a wide assortment of information on both insects and the plants that sustain them. She also writes book reviews, shares interviews with other experts, provides pertinent gardening information, and gives updates on current legislation. The site is designed for all knowledge levels and is user friendly.


Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Osteospermum"