Middle South

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Most Fragrant Peony

National News

Peonies are widely grown spring garden plants, and their large, colorful flowers are showstoppers in the garden. The foliage provides three seasons of color and is seldom bothered by deer and...

The Pitchfork Gets a Makeover

The pitchfork is an agricultural icon that has many uses in the home garden. It’s great for spreading bark mulch, turning compost piles, and moving hay, straw, leaves, and other bulk materials....

Where Have All the Honeybees Gone?

Honeybees are the unsung heroes of our food supply. It’s estimated that up to one-third of the food we eat is dependent on honeybee pollination activity in spring and summer. In spring beekeepers...

Tree Lilac With Colorful Bark

Lilacs are common landscape plants, and while lilac shrubs get most of the attention for their colorful and fragrant flowers, tree lilacs, while lacking fragrance, have their own merits. The...

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In the Garden


Get Growing with Greens

Few vegetables are as easy to grow, nutritious, and fast-maturing as salad greens. These reasons alone make them perfect for novice gardeners and a must for more seasoned growers. Last year's spinach scare over contaminated California produce is a...
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Web Finds

The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce Print out The Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce so you'll have it handy when you shop....

Tool or Gardening Product

Nitrile Gloves I rarely wear gloves in the garden, except when handpicking slugs. It's not that I'm a purist or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Back Ornamental Grasses
  • Plant New Shrubs
  • Start Tomatoes and Peppers
  • Plant Peas, Greens, and Potatoes
  • Don't Crowd Roses

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