Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

November, 2000
Regional Report


Butterfly Gardening for the South
Our butterflies are almost all gone for the season. As we plan and plant for next year's butterfly gardens, I can think of few books as useful as Butterfly Gardening in the South by Geyata Ajilvsgi (Taylor Press, 1990; $35). This book is a rare jewel for the southern gardener interested in planting to attract butterflies. Included are plant lists for larval and adult food sources, designs for butterfly gardens, extensive information on a multitude of butterfly species, and enough photos to dazzle your eyes all winter.

Web Finds

Composting for Kids
I created this Web site in cooperation with the folks at the Texas A&M University Horticulture Department to teach the principles of composting as well as alternatives to the traditional bin method. Although it was designed for kids to learn composting, it is a useful tool for adults too. Check it out at


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