Middle South

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Roses

National News

There are literally hundreds of rose varieties available for gardeners to plant. In order to help us choose the best ones, the All-America Rose Selections organization tests new varieties for two...

A Deer Control Roundup

Deer are a big problem for gardeners in many areas of the country. While there are a plethora of home and commercial remedies and deterrent methods available, it can be hard to differentiate...

A Better Solution for Powdery Mildew

For a number of years baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) sprays have been recommended for controlling powdery mildew and black spot fungal diseases on roses, phlox, and other garden plants. Baking...

New Arabian Lilac

Lilacs ( Syringa sp.) are popular ornamental shrubs in many northern gardens. The Arabian lilac ( Vitex trifolium purpurea ‘Fascination’), while not a true lilac, is a good alternative for...

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In the Garden


The Wonder of Seeds

Over the years, I've started thousands of seeds indoors in preparation for the coming growing season. Yet the miracle of seeds never fails to astound me. How can a tiny, inert, rock-hard nugget be so quickly transformed into a lush, green plant? How can...
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Shows & Events

Nashville Lawn & Garden Show Plan a trip to Tennessee for the Nashville Lawn & Garden Show, March 2 through 6 at the Tennessee...


The Encyclopedia of Seed Germination Most seed packets include relevant information on starting seeds, and if you're a casual...
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Regional Reminders

  • Force Flowering Branches
  • Wait for Soil to Dry Before Planting
  • Set Up Cold Frame
  • Organize Seeds
  • Begin Fertilizing Houseplants

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