Middle South

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New ‘Black Pearl’ Tomato

National News

Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and...

Dispelling Garden Remedy Myths

We’ve all heard, and probably tried, a few home remedies in our gardens with the hope that the spray or powder from the kitchen cabinet could provide a safe and effective way to kill pests....

New Dwarf Angel’s Trumpet

Angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia ) is a tropical tree that produces large, fragrant, pendulous flowers in summer. They have become especially popular for planting in containers on decks and patios....

Glow-in-the-Dark Roses

What will they think of next? In an ever-expanding desire to reach a broader market for their products, a Dutch flower company has created the first “glow-in-the-dark” cut flowers. Freshly...

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In the Garden


The Language of the Garden

My mother was a woman of few words and not given to much in the way of chitchat. So in her later years, as I telephoned more and more frequently to check on her, it was sometimes challenging to find things to talk about. Over the last few years,...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Make Gardens Accessible If you are finding it more and more difficult to continue gardening because of physical...

Web Finds

Garden Forever The Garden Forever Web site is devoted to providing gardening information to people of all...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cover Frost-Heaved Bulbs and Perennials
  • Repot Houseplants
  • Start Leeks and Onions
  • Watch for Whiteflies
  • Plant Deciduous Trees

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