Middle South

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Garden Participation at All-Time High

National News

During unsettled times, people return to the garden. That adage appears to be true, according to the annual National Gardening Survey, conducted by NGA. In 2005, U.S. household participation in...

Redbuds for Small Gardens

Dwarf and weeping ornamental trees are hot. With yard sizes of new homes getting smaller, homeowners are looking for attractive trees that will fit in small spaces. Breeders have responded by...

Taking the Ouch Out of Moving Large Pots

It seems everyone has a container garden on the deck or patio these days, and gardeners are growing everything from flowers to vegetables to trees and shrubs in containers. While containers are...

Wall Container Gardens

Containers are available in more shapes and sizes than ever before, but they can take up a lot of floor space on your deck or patio. Now there is a Wall Garden that attaches to a wall to create a...

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In the Garden


Celebrate Plants!

April is National Garden Month, a perfect time to reflect on all the ways plants enhance our lives. Gardeners are familiar with the pleasures of gardening and the joys of an abundant flower and vegetable harvest. But let's take a step back and look at...
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Shows & Events

Carolina Gardener Annual Symposium The 2006 Carolina Gardener Annual Symposium takes place on May 5 and 6 in Asheville, N.C. Enjoy...

Favorite or New Plant

Sempervivum Commonly called "hens-and-chicks," sempervivums form attractive rosettes of succulent leaves. The...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Potatoes
  • Consider Annual Vines
  • Determine Your Last Frost Date
  • Make Successive Sowings
  • Mulch Trees

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