Middle South

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Salvia

National News

Salvia is a versatile darling of the flower garden. There are many annual and perennial varieties and one of the most colorful and easiest to grow is mealy cup sage or Salvia farinacea . A new...

Determine Your Garden’s Sun Exposure

One of the most common causes of a plant struggling in the garden is not enough, or too much, sunlight. It’s important to know how the sunlight changes over the course of the spring and summer. As...

Insecticide Use Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Every gardener knows that great care should be used in applying any pesticide. Exposure to pesticides can have serious short- and long-term health effects. Recent research points to the gravity of...

Free Online Plant Information Database

Are you looking for a source for a special plant? Are you looking for an expert gardening Web site for information on growing plants in your area? Want to see what has been written about a...

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In the Garden


Invasive Plants: Buy Now, Pay Later

I was shocked to see mugwort ( Artemisia vulgaris ) for sale at a local herb festival last spring. This pernicious perennial meets the definition of a weed in my garden -- a plant growing (and growing and growing) where it's not wanted. A poster child...
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Web Finds

Safety in the Garden Gardening is a relatively safe hobby, but there are potential dangers. Some plants are poisonous,...


Natural Gardening in Small Spaces You don't need acres of land to create a natural landscape and sanctuary for birds and other...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant in Succession
  • Set Up Trellises
  • Save on Soil in Large Planters
  • Spread Corn Gluten Meal
  • Mulch Wisely

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