Middle South

February, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant Coneflowers

National News

Coneflowers are well loved as wildflowers, perennial garden flowers, and medicinal herbs. Now you can add "fragrant cut flowers" to their list of assets. Echinacea 'Sunrise' and Echinacea...

Exciting New Annual Flowers

While we all love to come upon a totally new plant we've never seen before, new variations on old favorites -- such as these six new flower introductions -- can be just as tempting. 'Magellan...

New Tomato Varieties for 2005

Tomato is the king of the vegetable garden. There are hundreds of varieties available, and no matter how many you grow, there's always the temptation to try one more. Here are some of the latest...

Earthworm Castings Repel Insects

It's widely known that earthworm castings (droppings) are a great fertilizer (especially for container plants) and can suppress soil diseases. Now, research from Germany has found that not only do...

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In the Garden

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Award-Winning Plants

With the hoopla of the Academy Awards just weeks away, it seems like a good time to think about award-winning plants, too. What will the best-dressed gardens be wearing this season? There are numerous organizations that offer awards for outstanding...
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Resources

Web Finds

AAS Display Gardens Plan to visit a local All-America Selections Display Garden this summer. Each year, AAS evaluates...

Books

The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer The shocking pink cover of The Perennial Gardener's Design Primer by Stephanie Cohen and Nancy...
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Regional Reminders

  • Force Flowering Branches
  • Organize Seeds
  • Begin Fertilizing Houseplants
  • Prune Fruit Trees
  • Prepare Cold Frames

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