Middle South

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Mildew-Resistant Phlox

National News

Tall summer phlox ( Phlox paniculata ) are a midsummer treat is any perennial garden. The flowers are showy and are available in a range of colors, including pure white, pink, lilac, and red....

To Till or Not Till in Compost

Most gardeners know that compost applied to perennial beds helps the soil and plants in many ways. Usually the added compost is tilled into the soil before planting. Now research from the...

Community Gardens at all USDA Facilities

New research from the National Gardening Association shows there are more than 1 million community gardens in the United States and up to 3 million people would like to garden in a community garden...

New Early, Sweet Melon

Melons are a favored summer vegetable. While most gardeners are familiar with the traditional cantaloupes, there are now other exotic melons making it into farmer's markets, grocery stores, and...

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In the Garden


Garden by the Light of the Silvery Moon

At the risk of sounding looney, I believe there is wisdom to be found in the calendar. Not just in observing first and last average frost dates, but also in gardening by the phases of the moon. Skeptics say lunar gardening is quaint folklore or...
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Shows & Events

Annual Show of the Western North Carolina Orchid Society The Western North Carolina Orchid Society will hold its annual show at the NC Arboretum on March...

Favorite or New Plant

2009 Perennial Plant of the Year The Perennial Plant Association has named Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola' as the 2009 Perennial...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Perennials
  • Prune and Train Climbing Roses
  • Propagate Geraniums
  • Rotate Vegetables
  • Care for Spring-Flowering Bulbs

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