Middle South

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Black and White Calla Lilies

National News

Calla lilies ( Zantedeschia ) are valued for their speckled leaves and unusual, cup-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors. Two new varieties -- one with black flowers and one with white...

Best Birches for the South

White-bark birches, such as paper birch ( Betula papyrifera ) and European white birch ( B. pendula ), are popular landscape plants in the North, but not widely grown in the South. Southern...

Americans Not Eating Their Fruits and Veggies

Many Americans are familiar with the "5 A Day" program that encourages people to eat more whole fruits and vegetables. Although the U.S. government, food advocacy groups, and public health...

Keeping Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders

Feeding hummingbirds is a popular pastime for many gardeners, who hang hummingbird feeders containing sugar water outdoors close to their windows for easy viewing. One of the drawbacks of...

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In the Garden


Durable, Drought-Tolerant Plants

The star of my perennial garden right now is yarrow. The last few months have been challenging for most plants -- and gardeners. A few weeks of unseasonably warm weather in early April encouraged plants to leaf out with abandon. Then a late, hard freeze...
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Web Finds

Wildlife Hotline Human-wildlife interactions are on the rise as rural land is developed and inhabited. But even...

Shows & Events

Take a Garden Tour Take a break from watering and weeding and join some fellow gardeners on a garden tour. Check...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rejuvenate Dry Container Gardens
  • Prevent Blossom-End Rot
  • Don't Let Weeds Set Seed in the Garden
  • Visit Garden Daily
  • Harvest Herbs

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