Middle South

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Purple Magnolia

National News

Spring is magnolia time in many areas of the country. These early-blooming trees are some of the first reminders of the colorful flowering trees and shrubs to come. Now there is a new,...

Versatile Garden Planter

It looks like a long, black punching bag, but the Garden Soxx is really a new way to container garden. Garden Soxx is a tubular, mesh bag that has the texture of heavy-duty socks. It lets in water...

The Ultimate Gardener

It's not often that we toot our own horn, but the new book The Ultimate Gardener (HCI Publishing, 2009), by NGA horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi, features fun, heart-warming short stories about...

Fish Emulsion as a Fertilizer and Fungicide

Although most organic gardeners have used fish emulsion as an effective fertilizer for crops, recent research suggests that it can also be used as a fungicide to fight diseases as well....

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In the Garden


Pollen-Free Plants Offer Allergy Relief

Spring has sprung in the Middle South, but it's not all good news for my family. Every April, my son, Daniel, suffers with headaches, sore throats, and sinus infections brought on by pollen allergies. Relief for his troubles might be in sight,...
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Shows & Events

Plant Sale and Programs at Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary Wing Haven Garden and Bird Sanctuary at 248 Ridgewood Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina, will...

Web Finds

Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia Jacques-Yves Cousteau said, "People only protect what they love, but they can only love what they...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Seeds in Egg Shells
  • Keep Slugs at Bay
  • Put an End to Poison Oak and Poison Ivy
  • Plant Summer Bulbs
  • Harvest Lettuce in the Morning

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