Middle South

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New

National News

Shasta daisies are perennial garden favorites because of their large, pure white flowers and easy-care growth habit. Now a rediscovered old variety and a recently bred new one add unique flower...

Dirt, the Natural Antidepressant

Gardeners know that playing in the soil is good for lifting the spirits, and now it seems there’s a biological reason for it. Researchers from Bristol University and University College London...

Enticing Yellow Shrub Roses

Yellow is a coveted color in roses, especially in shrub roses, with their carefree growth habit and ever-blooming nature. Now gardeners have two new choices from a series of roses called Easy...

Blast Bugs Away

Knocking pests like aphids, white flies, mealybugs, and spider mites off plant leaves with sprays of water is a widely used pest control technique. However, the effectiveness of using blasts of...

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In the Garden


Ramps: A Rite of Spring in the Mountains

It's ramp season here in the mountains, a time for celebrating these ephemeral members of the onion family. There are festivals, dinners, cook-offs, tastings, and fundraisers in communities all along the Appalachians and beyond. What is it about ramps...
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Web Finds

Ramps Events and Recipes For a list of ramps celebrations, visit the Ramps! Web site. There's a list of events by...

Shows & Events

Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour On Saturday and Sunday, May 12 and 13 -- Mother's Day weekend -- the Atlanta Botanical Garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Perennial Herbs
  • Grow Mint in Containers
  • Landscape for Hummingbirds
  • Make Watering Convenient
  • Prune Flower Stalks on Daffodils and Tulips

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