Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

September, 2014
Regional Report

Shows & Events

South Carolina Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale
The 2014 South Carolina Botanical Garden Fall Plant Sale will be held on Friday, September 19 (2 p.m - 6 p.m. for Friends of the Garden) and Saturday, September 20 (9 a.m. - 1 p.m. open to the public). The Garden staff has assembled an extensive collection of unique and seldom offered plant species that will thrive under local growing conditions. The fall collection includes groundcovers, native and exotic ornamental shrubs, small and large trees, colorful perennials and fall annuals and cool season vegetables. Plants will be available for sunny and shady areas, dry and wet sites, and all soil types. Also offered will be a carnivorous plant collection and a Collector's Corner featuring unique species in limited quantities. SCBG staff, Clemson University Horticulture faculty and students, and Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions and assist in finding suitable plant species for your garden. A catalog of available plant materials will be posted on the SCBG website ( several weeks before the sale. The South Carolina Botanical Garden is located on the Clemson University campus at the intersection of Highway 76 and Perimeter Road. For more information go to

Clever Gardening Technique

Mulch with Weeds
As you pull up young annual weeds like lamb's-quarter and pigweed in your vegetable garden, toss them between plants or rows to use as mulch. The plant material will break down and add organic matter. Remove perennial weeds that might resprout. And if any weed is starting to flower, remove that from the garden, too. The plant may continue to develop seeds even after it's pulled.


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