Middle South

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Iowa County Mandates Purchase of Locally Grown Organic Foods

National News

While many people agree that eating locally grown organic produce is a good idea, one county has put its money where its mouth is. Organic food producers in the Midwest got a big boost recently...

New 3-in-1 Blueberry

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow. The bushes are small and attractive, and given the right soil conditions they can yield a pail full of delicious berries. If you have room for...

Hardy Tree Rose

Tree or “standard” roses make lovely focal points in the landscape, and they lend a formal touch when grown on either side of a doorway or along walkways. While great strides have been made in...

Iris Pot Covers

Container gardening is hot, and the use of decorative pots is even hotter. In some cases, the pots have become even more important than the plants inside them. One growing trend is matching the...

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In the Garden


Pruning Pointers

It's pruning time in the orchards of Edneyville, an apple-producing region just south of Asheville, North Carolina. At first sight it would appear that these trees grow naturally in their characteristic spreading shape with low-hanging, horizontal...
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Web Finds

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs Purdue Cooperative Extension's Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs is a 12-page booklet that...

Shows & Events

Daffodil Show at the Atlanta Botanical Garden Hungry for spring? Plan a visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden to enjoy the annual Daffodil...
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Regional Reminders

  • Renew Perennial Herbs
  • Plan for Summer Bulbs
  • Water Shrubs Under Eaves
  • Renew Wooden Planters
  • Plant Bare-Root Trees and Shrubs

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