Middle South

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Celebrate National Garden Month

National News

"Give A Garden -- Add Beauty to Life" is the theme of this year's National Garden Month, a celebration organized by the National Gardening Association, with the assistance of numerous...

Hellebores: Perennial Plant of the Year

The Lenten rose ( Helleborus x hybridus ) has been making quite a splash recently. There are many new varieties available, and more gardeners are discovering the delights of this early-blooming,...

Barberry Alternatives

Barberries are attractive landscape plants. Their thorns can repel deer and other animals, they spread quickly to create a protective hedge, they are widely adapted to poor soils, and they grow in...

Micro Eco-Farming

While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages...

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In the Garden

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Growing Minds -- Healthy Bodies

The North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund Commission recently awarded three local agencies a grant to fund their "Growing Minds -- Healthy Bodies Initiative." Children First's Emma Family Resource Center, MANNA Food Bank, and the Appalachian...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Biltmore Estate's Festival of Flowers A sure sign of the arrival of spring is Biltmore Estate's Festival of Flowers, which takes place...

Web Finds

National Garden Month April is National Garden Month, and this year's theme is "Give a Garden." Visit the National...
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Regional Reminders

  • Repot Houseplants
  • Start Begonias
  • Start Basil Indoors
  • Plant Beets
  • Harvest Early Greens

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