Middle South

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Black and Gold Cannas

National News

Seven years ago a new canna lily from South Africa took the gardening world by storm. ‘Tropicanna’ canna features bright orange flowers and multicolored leaves with pink, yellow, red, orange, and...

An Eye-Catching Golden Fern

Ferns are gaining in popularity as more gardeners are choosing these plants for shady spots in their yards. Ferns offer ease of care, and beautiful, textured fronds of varying shapes and sizes....

Antibiotics in Veggies?

Adding manure to vegetable gardens is a time-honored method of fertilizing plants. However, many animals are fed regular doses of antibiotics, and up to 90 percent of those antibiotics can pass...

Copper Blocker Mesh for Slug Control

Spring means wet weather, and wet weather means slugs. Many gardeners know of the efficacy of using copper wire or copper flashing as a barrier to repel slugs. The slugs get a small electrical...

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In the Garden

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It's Tomato Time!

After a winter of bland, "store-boughten" tomatoes, it's time to start making those dreams of freshly harvested, sun-warmed tomatoes a reality. Tomato plants are easy to grow -- but challenging to grow well. They are susceptible to many diseases and...
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Resources

Web Finds

Trellising and Training Tomatoes In his article Trellising and Training Tomatoes , Shepherd Ogden begins by describing ten...

Clever Gardening Technique

Tips for Transplanting When transplanting seedlings grown in peat pots into the garden, bury the top rim of the peat pot...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Herbs in Containers
  • Choose Compatible Plants
  • Add Fragrance with Scented Geraniums
  • Acclimate Houseplants to Outdoor Conditions
  • Use Potting Soil in Containers

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