Middle South

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Regifting Flower Bouquets

National News

Bouquets of cut flowers are a sign of love and affection and are a sure way to make someone smile. Every year thousands of cut flowers decorate special events like weddings, banquets, and...

Miniature Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia davidii ) are the darlings of the midsummer perennial border. Their flowers form on new growth and become more numerous as the summer goes on. It’s a great delight to...

Community-Based Weather Reporting

Gardeners are keenly interested in the weather, and for good reason. Floods, droughts, hail, and snowstorms can spell disaster for many plants. While weather forecasting has become more...

All About Green Roofs

Green roofs are becoming more popular in cities across the country. Many municipalities see growing plants on roofs as a way to reduce water runoff, summer air temperature, and pollution. Until...

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In the Garden

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Eco-Friendly Lawns

It's just about time for those dandelion-yellow "Pesticides Applied" signs to sprout in lawns across the country, warning passersby to keep off the grass. (Too bad squirrels, birds, cats, and dogs don't know how to read.) Is it possible to have a...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Atlanta Botanical Garden Events There's a lot going on at the Atlanta Botanical Garden this spring. If you hurry, you can see the...

Web Finds

Landscape Plants for Georgia Landscape Plants for Georgia isn't a flashy site, but it's packed with no-nonsense information...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add a Berm
  • Plant Fragrant Herbs Along Paths
  • Wait to Mow
  • Label Crowded Daffodil Clumps
  • Use Native Soil to Backfill

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