Middle South

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Japanese Sweet Corn

National News

Supersweet corn varieties created a revolution in the corn world when they were introduced because they allowed gardeners to harvest and keep sweet corn for weeks in the summer. However, some...

New Portable Label Maker

Keeping track of plants in the garden is always a challenge. Of course, the best way to know which perennial flower is growing where is to label them. But labeling each and every plant is...

Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the "lilacs of the South." They grow easily in hot climates, flowering in summer when few other trees are in bloom. However, gardeners with small yards have limited...

Disease-Tolerant Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fun crop to grow, but for gardeners in areas with humid summers, such as in the Midwest and the eastern US, powdery mildew disease can reduce production. In 2005, researchers at the...

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In the Garden

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I've Got the Blues -- Bluebirds, That Is

Last weekend a male and a female bluebird sat side by side on a branch next to our bluebird house. She'd flit to the house, pop her head in, then rejoin her mate on the branch. "Honey, what do you think?" "Well, it's an awfully nice house but I'm not so...
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Resources

Web Finds

Bluebird Web Sites The North American Bluebird Society Web site tells you everything you need to know about...

Clever Gardening Technique

Landscaping for the Birds In addition to providing nesting boxes, consider adding berry-producing plants to your landscape...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Seeds
  • Plant a Living Privacy Fence
  • Start Weeding Now
  • Look Up When Choosing Trees
  • Decide What Flowers to Start From Seed

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