Middle South

July, 2009
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Gardens at University of Georgia Open House
The Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia are world-renowned for trialing annuals and perennials and developing new plants for the horticulture industry. On Saturday, July11, from 8 am to 12 noon, this pubic garden will also offer a guided tour and book signing by Dr. Allan Armitage, a plant sale, and Q&A with the UGA Horticulture Club. A donation of $5 is suggested, with proceeds used for garden upkeep. Contact Camille Evans at 706-302-4351 for more information, or get detailed directions at http://ugatrial.hort.uga.edu.

Books

Gardening with Conifers
After a September 2008 trip to Portland, Oregon, I was determined to learn more about conifers and how to use them in the landscape. Gardening with Conifers, by Adrian Bloom, published by Firefly Books Ltd. in 2002, has become my best resource because it explains how conifers grow and provides excellent information on planting, moving, pruning, propagating, and pests and diseases. A directory of more than 600 "best" conifers and an extensive section on how to use conifers in the garden make this book an invaluable tool. Plus, its photos make me drool.

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