Middle South

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Red and Pink Everblooming Hydrangeas

National News

Many gardeners in Northern climates have been enjoying the blue hydrangea ‘Endless Summer’ for a few years. Unlike most mophead hydrangeas ( Hydrangea macrophylla ), ‘Endless Summer’ blooms on new...

Dual-Use Water Nozzle

It’s time to start watering lawns and gardens. While conventional water nozzles produce a pressurized stream of water that’s good for washing cars and driveways, they aren’t the best for watering...

Unique Double-Flowered Hostas

Hostas are one of the most popular shade perennials. They’re carefree and easy to grow, and not only are there many variations of leaf color and pattern, the flowers on many varieties are...

Avoid Cypress Mulch

Hurricane Katrina’s destruction on the gulf coast extends beyond the houses and streets of New Orleans. It’s estimated that more than 64,000 acres of mature cypress forest was wiped out in the...

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In the Garden

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Discount Organic: A Shopper's Dilemma

Just this morning I read in the newspaper that one of the big discount stores nearby is now selling organically grown produce and related products. Being both organic-minded and very frugal, I should be celebrating. So why don't I feel happy? Grocery...
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Resources

Web Finds

FoodRoutes.org The FoodRoutes.org Web site encourages consumers to support local farms. It's filled with...

Tool or Gardening Product

EarthWay Garden Seeder Last week I bought a handy dandy Earthway Garden Seeder. I grow lots of flowers to sell, and it's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Carrots
  • Divide Mums
  • Grow Easy-Care Geraniums
  • Start Herbs
  • Plant Dianthus

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