Middle South

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Butterfly Geranium

National News

Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are classic summer annuals that grace window boxes, containers, and gardens across the country. While most gardeners are familiar with the Martha Washington and zonal...

Japanese Beetles Thrive With Global Warming

Global warming is affecting plants, animals, and insects in ways we are just starting to understand. Unfortunately, not all species will be affected equally, and some of the worst pests of garden...

Prevent Dog Spots on Your Lawn

Man’s best friend can be one of the lawn’s worst enemies. Dead areas on lawns from dogs "doing their business" are a common sight in urban and suburban areas with little green space. While the...

Eat Veggies to Build Muscles

Most people think protein is essential to building and maintaining muscles. While protein is a key ingredient, it turns out that vegetables and fruits are just as important. It’s the high level of...

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In the Garden


Food Gardeners Unite

Like many of you, I take announcements of new "trends" with a grain of salt. One year purple is in, the next season it's orange. One year it's Victorian baroque, the next, minimalism. However, a recent spate of news items caught my eye. It seems that...
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Shows & Events

Take a Garden Tour It's the season for garden tours, and they're a great way to get ideas, mingle with fellow...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pot Up 6-Pack Transplants Those small, 6-pack transplants of annual flowers and vegetables often have a tough time getting...
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Regional Reminders

  • Combine Garden Beds
  • Plant Summer-Blooming Bulbs
  • Watch for Cabbage Loopers and Cabbageworms
  • Encourage Drought Tolerance
  • Check Roots of Transplants Before Buying

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