Middle South

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Orchids for Dummies

National News

Orchids are one of the hottest plants in the United States. They are second only to poinsettias as the most popular potted plant, and they are becoming more widely available. You can find orchids...

Colorful Asparagus Beans

Asparagus beans are the oriental version of our popular pole bean. They love warm weather, growing vigorously and producing an abundance of long, thin, crunchy beans with small seeds. They are...

Eat My Car

Toyota Motor Corporation is developing new plastic products made from natural materials to be used in building their cars. Bioplastics are biodegradable, their production doesn’t increase the...

Best Lamium for Shade

The Chicago Botanic Garden has evaluated 21 different dead nettles ( Lamium ) over the past six years to determine the best varieties in their USDA zone 5 climate. Lamium is a colorful shade or...

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In the Garden

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Plant a Tree

I planted five little trees yesterday. In the grand scheme of things, and on our seven-acre landscape, it may not seem like much, but to me planting trees isn't just about the trees, it's about hope, too. And this time, it was maybe even about a little...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Garden Tour in May The JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, North Carolina, is sponsoring an arboretum trip to...

Web Finds

The National Arbor Day Foundation The last Friday in April marks the 133rd anniversary of National Arbor Day. Consider planting a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Perennials
  • Start Tomato Seeds
  • Allow Bulb Foliage to Die Back Naturally
  • Plant Potatoes
  • Plant Pansies

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