Middle South

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Fall-Blooming Anemones

National News

Anemones are great late-season bloomers in the perennial border. They produce 2- to 3-inch-diameter, single or double flowers on 2- to 4-foot-tall plants. The flowers come in a range of colors,...

Huge, New Fig

The fig crop is ripening in many areas of the county. If you love figs, you'll love this new variety from the Louisiana State University breeding program. 'LSU Gold' features 2-inch-wide, tender,...

Smarter Sidewalks

As any gardener knows, the roots from trees growing along sidewalks or paved driveways can eventually cause the sidewalks to crack and heave. Municipalities in California have been experimenting...

New Clove-Scented Shrub

Finding a shrub that grows well in the shade, produces attractive flowers, and provides interesting foliage is a challenge. A new variegated version of the Florida anise bush ( Illicium floridanum...

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In the Garden

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Gardening (and Learning) with Children

Did you know that a ladybug is pink when it emerges from its pupa, and it slowly turns darker red? I learned that from my 8-year-old friend, Isabel. She and her mom came out to my flower farm recently to help me weed, and they ended up also teaching me...
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Resources

Web Finds

Parents' Primer Here's how the Parents' Primer is described on the Kidsgardening.com Web site: "This primer is...

Favorite or New Plant

Lemon Verbena I gave a sprig of freshly harvested lemon verbena to one of our B&B guests one evening, and she...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Fret Over Mushrooms
  • Observe Sun and Shade Patterns
  • Fertilize Container Plants
  • Root Coleus Cuttings
  • Pickle Beets

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