Middle South

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Photo Contest

National News

Gardening and photography enthusiasts, take note. The editors of NATURE'S BEST Photography magazine invite you to enter their First Annual NATURE'S BEST Backyards photography competition. More...

The Sunniest Sundrops

Sundrops and evening primroses ( Oenothera spp.) are popular perennial flowers that are easy to grow in most parts of the country. While there are more than 120 species available, only a handful...

New Safer, Systemic Fungicide

Diseases such as sudden oak death (SAD), black spot, scab, bacterial blight, and fire blight are the scourge of many trees, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables. To control these diseases home gardeners...

Grounds for Gardens Perk Up Your Plants

If you're looking for a high-nitrogen soil amendment, attractive mulch for acid-loving plants, or deliciously fragrant addition for your compost heap, seek no further than your neighborhood...

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In the Garden

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The Importance of Pollinators

If you've ever noticed that the cucumbers in your garden are misshapen, or the apples on your tree are small or lopsided, or your squash blossoms drop, you may be seeing signs of poor pollination. Pollination occurs when pollen is transferred from the...
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Resources

Web Finds

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation The Xerces Society is an international, nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting biological...

Clever Gardening Technique

Attract Pollinators and Beneficials Pollinators and other beneficial insects are especially attracted to plants with abundant,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Prepared to Protect Plants
  • Water Properly
  • Support Floppy Plants
  • Use Row Covers
  • Plant in Rows

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