Middle South

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available

National News

Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...

New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers

Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...

Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil

There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...

Vegetable Gardening on the Rise

Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...

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In the Garden


Alternatives to Common Invasive Plants

In my last column I raised the issue of invasive plants, and now I'd like to suggest some noninvasive options for our gardens. Below are some native ground covers, shrubs, trees, perennials, and vines that are attractive and well behaved in the...
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Web Finds

American Public Gardens Association Consider planning your vacations to include events at public gardens. The American Public...

Clever Gardening Technique

Get Ahead of the Weeds Now is the time to manage the weeds in your flower and vegetable gardens. Perennial weeds are...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Seeds in Rows
  • Mow High, Mow Often
  • Tranplant on Cloudy Days
  • Prevent Birds from Flying Into Windows
  • Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs

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