Middle South

April, 2004
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Flowerbeds Redefined
That's the theme of this year's Festival of Flowers at the Huntsville-Madison County Botanical Garden in Huntsville, Alabama, which goes on for the month of April. Millions of tulips dance among the dogwoods, and on weekends there's gentle, live music every afternoon. Many special activities crowd the calendar, which is posted at http://www.hsvbg.org/flowerfest.htm. Admission is free to members, $10 to non-members, with senior and student discounts available.

Web Finds

Twenty Top Perennials
When the Georgia Perennial Plant Association polled its members to see which perennials they liked best, good old tall garden phlox (Phlox paniculata) came in first. Learn about the other nine picks for sun, and the top ten for shade at: GPPA Top Tens for Sun & Shade. Naturally, variety names are included.

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