Middle South

February, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Flowering Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckia, or black-eyed Susans, are native American wildflowers that have recently gone through a breeding revolution. There are many new selections of this tough, easy-to-grow perennial that...

Online Tool Helps Calculate Carbon Sequestration of Trees

Much of the talk about reducing the effects of global warming has revolved around the amount of carbon dioxide that gets emitted into the atmosphere. One way to reduce CO2 emissions to plant more...

Plants Help People in Hospitals Heal Faster

All gardeners know that plants -- and flowers in particular -- can bring a smile to someone's face. But can flowers be used to help people recover from illnesses? Researchers at Kansas State...

New Sweet Corn with Purple Cob

Nothing is more rewarding than munching on sweet corn harvested fresh from your garden. There are lots of sweet corn types available, from old heirlooms to supersweet varieties. Recently breeders...

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In the Garden


Make Your Garden a Personal Haven

More than 100 years ago, the English poet Alfred Austin wrote, "Show me your garden and I shall tell you who you are." Hmm, that may have been true in Austin's time, but I wonder what he might say if he strolled a suburban neighborhood today? On my...
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Shows & Events

Georgia Perennial Plant Association and Atlanta Botanical Garden Symposium The Georgia Perennial Plant Association and the Atlanta Botanical Garden will sponsor "Back to...

Tool or Gardening Product

CowPots I've always been amazed that most garden plants are grown and sold in plastic pots -- a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Groom Lenten Roses
  • Prune Ornamental Grasses
  • Clean Birdhouses Before Spring
  • Start Seeds Indoors
  • Remove Large Branches with Care

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