Middle South

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning, Fragrant Daylily

National News

For the last 13 years the All-American Daylily Selection Council has awarded unique and outstanding daylily varieties the prestigious "All-American Daylily" award. Their testing program helps...

Quieter, Lighter Reel Mower

Gas-powered reel mowers cut grass cleanly with a scissor action, but although they are still used by some golf course professionals, the home garden versions of these mowers were heavy, unwieldy,...

Gardeners Fight Global Warming

Gardeners are naturally concerned about the environment, and one of the major environmental concerns on gardeners’ minds is global warming. The issue seems so huge that people may feel paralyzed...

A Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed For Small Gardens

One of the best perennial plants for growing in moist soils is Joe-Pye weed ( Eupatorium purpureum ). However, this native can grow to 7 feet tall at maturity, taking up lots of space in your...

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In the Garden


De-Stress Your New Plants

The last cold snap is behind us now (hopefully) and the gardening season has arrived in earnest. Although the weather has been glorious these last few weeks, the downside is that much of the area is in a drought. April didn't bring the showers she...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Prune Damaged Trees and Shrubs Many hydrangeas, crape myrtles, Japanese maples, butterfly bushes, and other woody plants were...

Favorite or New Plant

Black Lace Elderberry Black Lace elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Eva') sports finely cut, purple-black foliage, creating...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Around Trees
  • Pinch Back Annuals
  • Make Successive Plantings
  • Shade Air Conditioners
  • Bring Amaryllis Outdoors

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