Middle South

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Multicolored Clematis

National News

Clematis are perennial climbing vines grown for their flowers that range in color from deep purples, blues, and pinks, to white. A new variety called 'Tie Dye' adds an interesting twist, with...

Updated Garden Primer

Back in the 1980s, Barbara Damrosch’s book, The Garden Primer , was considered one of the bibles of general gardening. It was chock full of information on growing everything imaginable --...

New Golden Grape Tomato

Grape tomatoes have become very popular in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. They resemble cherry tomatoes but are more elongated, less watery, and thicker skinned. While most grape tomato...

Human Hair Disks for Containers

First, there were smart pots, now there are smart mats. SmartGrow mats are woven disks made from human hair that can enhance growth of plants. They’re completely biodegradable, and as they...

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In the Garden


Enjoy Springtime in All its Glory

Isn't this just the best time of year? Against a backdrop of grays and browns, the crayon colors of crocuses and daffodils seem otherworldly. How can such color emerge from seemingly lifeless earth? What alchemy allows soil, water, and air to combine...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Protect Hands with Bicycle Gloves I don't like wearing garden gloves because I end up putting them on to do some things, taking...

Shows & Events

Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders Now showing at the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville: Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders....
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Regional Reminders

  • Remove Strawberry Mulch
  • Prune Crape Myrtles
  • Trim Liriope
  • Plant Asparagus
  • Leave Spring Bulb Foliage

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