Middle South

June, 2012
Regional Report

Books

Vines and Climbers
Dr. Allan Armitage's recent book, Armitage's Vines and Climbers: A Gardeners Guide to the Best Vertical Plants (Timber Press, 2010), has already become a staple in my reference library. I adore vines, but in terms of maintenance, find they are among a garden's most time consuming plants. Because of its detailed information, this guide has been a great help in the development of my new garden, which I hope will be both beautiful and reasonable to care for.

Shows & Events

Mountains in Bloom Flower Festival
The 14th Annual Mountains in Bloom Garden Festival will be held in Highlands, North Carolina, on June 13 and 14. This year's event offers a garden tour in the Ravenel community, as well as a flower show and other attractions. For a full schedule, visit the Web site at www.mountainsinbloom.com.

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