Middle South

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association highlights a perennial plant that fits the criteria for plant of the year. Winning plants are widely adapted, have multiple seasons of interest, are low...

Reduce your Carbon Footprint by Mowing Less

Many people are interested in reducing their carbon footprint in an effort to save energy and limit global warming. While driving less is one of the most obvious ways to do this, mowing your lawn...

New Soil-Moisture Monitor

Knowing when to water containers is often a head-scratching proposition, especially for new gardeners. While it’s important to not let your container plant dry out, the bigger problem is often...

Want to Be a New Farmer? Start Here

Small farming is on the rise. The USDA estimates there are more than 300,000 new farms in the U.S since 2002, with many being run by younger people. All those new farmers are looking for...

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In the Garden


Build a Better Border

I had to chuckle when Rosemary Alexander, founder and principal of the English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden in London, pointed to a hodgepodge border and called it a "dog's dish." Projected onto a big screen at a horticulture...
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Shows & Events

Hall Count Master Gardener Spring Expo The Hall County Master Gardeners of Georgia will hold its Spring Garden Expo on Friday and...


Down to Earth Down to Earth: Practical Thoughts for Passionate Gardeners , by Margot Rochester (Taylor Trade...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant a Salad Garden
  • Pick the Right Evergreen for Hedging
  • Plant Camellias, Azaleas, and Rhododendrons
  • Prune Forsythia After Bloom
  • Groom the Herb Garden

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