Middle South

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Ornamental Elderberry

National News

For those who love the look of the Japanese maple but have a hard time getting one to grow in their climate, the new 'Black Lace' elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace') is a good substitute....

Bug Blaster

While a well-known insect control technique involves spraying strong blasts of water on plants to knock off insects, most traditional water nozzles just aren't very effective at providing complete...

CDC Recommends New Mosquito Controls

It's summertime and mosquito season is upon us. Gardeners are always looking for ways to minimize exposure to insects, not just because they are a nuisance but also to protect against diseases...

Seeds of Kokopelli

If you're interested in saving seeds of your favorite heirloom vegetables but don't know how, here's a great resource that can help. The Seeds of Kokopelli , by Dominique Guillet (Les Presses de...

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In the Garden

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In Praise of Heavy Equipment

Last week we rented a tractor for a day. And what a day it was! We had a few landscape projects that we knew would be easier with a backhoe, and others that were simply impossible without a bucket loader. For about $300, including fuel and delivery, we...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Nanci Griffith at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Nanci Griffith and the Blue Moon Orchestra will perform on Friday, July 1, at 8 p.m. at the...

Favorite or New Plant

Penstemon 'Husker Red' The 'Husker Red' penstemons are blooming in my garden right now, and it's easy to see why they...
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Regional Reminders

  • Weed, Weed, Weed
  • Use Fabric to Tie Plants
  • Remove Spent Rose Blooms
  • Water New Plants
  • Watch for Cabbage Loopers

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