Middle South

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela

National News

Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrub’s green foliage is...

A Safer Hedge Trimmer

For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...

Variegated Queen of the Meadow

Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. It’s...

Enter a Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...

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In the Garden


Try Something Different in Your Vegetable Garden

Every year I try growing something new and different in my vegetable garden. In past years I've experimented with 'Jacob's Coat' chard, Romano-type pole beans, 'Lacinata' kale, 'King Richard' leeks, and shallots, all of which have become mainstays in my...
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Shows & Events

Atlanta Botanic Garden -- Fungi and So Much More Join mushroom-lovers from around the area for Taylor Lockwood's Fantastic Fungi of the World...

Web Finds

The Facts about Fruits and Vegetables The Facts about Fruits and Vegetables Web site, part of the Dole 5 A Day site, provides loads...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Tomato Hornworms
  • Include Some Foliage Plants
  • Leave Clippings
  • Harvest Frequently
  • Control Rose Slugs

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