Middle South

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

ARS Member's Choice Rose

National News

Since 2003 The American Rose Society (ARS) has awarded a Member’s Choice Award each year to the rose that receives the highest kudos from ARS members. The award covers roses introduced to the...

Grow Bigger Potatoes

If you’re hoping to grow the biggest potatoes possible this summer, try adding more calcium to the soil. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison grew ‘Russet Burbank’ potatoes in...

Simpler Seeding

Planting your garden from seed just got a little simpler. SeedBallz is a new product that features seeds encased in a marble-sized clay and sand ball. To plant, just spread the balls on top of the...

Rebecca's Garden Helps Seniors

Gardening continues to be one of the most important pastimes for older adults, but even healthy seniors can lose interest in this hobby because of brief illness, injury, or lack of companionship....

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In the Garden

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Go Wild with Annual Vines

If you are looking for plants that offer maximum rewards for minimal effort, look no further than annual vines. Morning glories are perhaps the most common annual vine, and for good reason: They grow quickly, are easy to maintain, and flower abundantly....
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Resources

Web Finds

Growing Up: Exploring Plant Growth with Garden Structures From National Gardening Association's Kids Gardening Web site, Growing Up: Exploring Plant...

Books

You Grow Girl Like knitting, go-go boots, and hot pink, gardening is hip again! You Grow Girl: The...
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Regional Reminders

  • Reseed Lawns
  • Remove Flowers
  • Transplant on Cloudy Days
  • Mulch Trees
  • Sharpen Mower Blades

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