Middle South

January, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Squash and Viola

National News

The All America Selections (AAS) committee has been awarding new, high-performing vegetables and annual flowers their prestigious award for more than 75 years. These varieties are trialed across...

Bag That Compost

Composting has many benefits, including enlivening soil, reducing food waste, and reducing the amount of organic matter going to the local landfills. However, many gardeners find composting a...

New Gold-Red Lenten Rose

Hellebores or lenten roses are one of the first perennials to flower in spring. These shade-lovers make an excellent groundcover under large deciduous trees and grow well in moist soil, too....

Food Pairings: Making a Good Match

When making a meal from scratch, it’s often frustrating to be missing a few ingredients. Another frustration is wondering what dish will compliment a favorite vegetable or other food. If you’re...

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In the Garden

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South African Wonders

Forget Paris or Cancun. If I had a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, I'd visit the Cape Province of South Africa to see firsthand the wealth of unique plant life that has made this region a favorite of plant explorers for centuries. At least...
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Resources

Books

Hot Plants for Cool Climates Susan A. Roth and Dennis Schrader, the authors of Hot Plants for Cool Climates: Gardening With...

Tool or Gardening Product

Colorful Oasis Rainbow Foam One challenge with using floral foam in flower arranging is keeping the material hidden from...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Under Fluorescents
  • Protect Plants from Snowblower
  • Inventory Seed-Starting Supplies
  • Treat Plants for Fungus Gnats
  • Check Houseplants for Thrips

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