Middle South

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Striking BiColored Cornflower

National News

Cornflower or mountain bluet ( Centaurea montana ) is one of the staples in the midsummer perennial garden. This widely adapted plant has silver-green foliage and produces spider-like blue...

New Flowering Pear Tree

The Bradford flowering pear ( Pyrus calleryana ) is a standard urban street tree and great small-space flowering tree in many areas of the country. However, Bradford pear has one main drawback....

An Easy Way to Measure Sunlight

“Plant the right plant in the right place” is one of the mantras of garden design. One of the factors that we use in deciding where to place a plant is how much sun a particular spot can provide....

New Veggie Garden Planner

Winter is the perfect time to plan out the vegetable garden. Designing a garden used to entail sitting at the kitchen table with seed catalogs, pieces of graph paper, and pencils and sketching out...

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In the Garden

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Garden in Three Dimensions with Trellises

Before you begin planting your garden, put on your 3-D glasses. Instead of imagining your garden as a flat canvas, look at it as a three-dimensional space. Picture plants growing up -- on trellises, fencing, tepees, arches, and arbors. How does it look?...
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Resources

Books

Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates & Fences If your tastes run to rustic rather than formal, you might consider making garden structures out...

Favorite or New Plant

Sea Holly The metallic sheen on the blue flowers and stems of sea holly ( Eryngium maritimum ) enhance any...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add a Walkway
  • Make Daffodils-Only Bouquets
  • Use Shrubs as Buffers
  • Divide Selected Perennials
  • Plant Asparagus

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