Middle South

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Burgundy Contorted Hazelnut

National News

Contorted hazelnut ( Corylus avellana ), or Harry Lauder’s walking stick, is a deciduous shrub known for its interesting, crooked branches that are most evident once the leaves drop. A new variety...

Win A Tiller

Gardeners know the key to success in any garden is healthy soil, and that requires regular additions of organic matter. A tiller can be a valuable tool for incorporating organic matter and other...

A Fountain That Runs on Sunlight

Garden accessories are all the rage, and water features are one of the favorites of home gardeners. Fountains, babbling brooks, and waterfalls are beautiful additions to a garden, but they can be...

No More Front Lawns

In most American households, food gardens are relegated to the back yard. But front-yard vegetable gardens were the norm back in the early 20th century, when yards were used primarily to produce...

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In the Garden


Wooly Adelgids Threaten Our Beloved Hemlocks

Since the 1920s when they were first inadvertently introduced to the U.S., the tiny hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA for short) has been slowly but steadily multiplying and spreading. These pinhead-sized insects feed on hemlock trees, damaging the foliage and...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Take a Sunshine Inventory As you stroll your landscape, make note of where the sun hits and where it's shaded at this time...

Shows & Events

Maymont House, Richmond, Virginia Whether you're a history-, nature-, or garden-lover, or all three, you'll want to plan a visit to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rejuvenate Tomatoes
  • Water Wisely
  • Sow Fall Beans and Cukes
  • Renovate Irises
  • Cut Back Herbs

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