Middle South

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Apricot Zinnia

National News

Zinnias are one of the easiest annual flowers to grow in the garden, and they come in many sizes, shapes, and colors -- from pure white to deep red. Now gardeners have a beautiful new apricot...

A Solution for Heavy Containers

Container gardening continues to be hugely popular, and many gardeners love to experiment with large containers, mixing and matching edibles, flowers, and even small shrubs. However, large...

The Best Daisies

The Shasta daisy ( Leucanthemum x superbum ) is a carefree, widely adapted perennial flower that gardeners across the country can grow. The flowers reach 5 inches in diameter with yellow centers...

Kudzu Contributes to Air Pollution

As if there weren't enough reasons to dislike this ubiquitous Southern weed that is migrating northward with global warming, now it appears kudzu emits gases that contribute to air pollution....

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In the Garden


It's Time to Prune

Late winter is the time to prune most woody landscape plants. Pruning during the dormant season allows you to better see branch structure and encourages a flush of vigorous new growth in spring. By waiting until the coldest winter weather has passed,...
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Web Finds

Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants University of Georgia Cooperative Extension's Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants Web...

Favorite or New Plant

African Daisy To me, the most important characteristics of an annual flower are beauty (of course), disease...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Tuberous Begonias
  • Prune Woody Herbs
  • Start Seeds of Slow Growers
  • Finish Early Spring Chores
  • Plan for Bare-Root Plants

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