Middle South

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Thornless Roses

National News

Everyone loves roses, but no one loves the thorns. Thornless rose varieties have been available since the 1960s but now there are new, improved varieties to choose from. Smooth Touch roses feature...

NGA Wins Book Award

National Gardening Association has been publishing kids gardening curriculum and activity books for more than 25 years. These books are very popular with teachers and parents and one of our most...

Broccoli Sprouts May Inhibit Ulcers

It’s been widely reported that broccoli is loaded with the chemical sulfuraphane, a known antioxidant. It’s also been found this chemical has antibiotic properties. Researchers at John Hopkins...

Unusual Edible Ornamental

Edible gardening is all the rage across the country. People are looking to grow some of their own food, but not wanting to sacrifice beauty. Here’s an unusual, international edible plant that’s...

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In the Garden


Hip, New Containers Focus on Foliage

In his book, Making More Plants , Ken Druse says, "I was born in the spring and never got over it." I understand his sentiment. With a mid-April birthday that coincides with the Middle South's average last frost date, it's impossible (even at 40+) to...
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Shows & Events

Wildflower Workshop at High Hampton Inn High Hampton Inn in Cashiers, North Carolina, will host its annual spring wildflower workshop...

Tool or Gardening Product

New Colorful Sprinklers from Dramm Dramm's new colorful sprinklers are as beautiful as they are functional and durable. Favorites...
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Regional Reminders

  • Coax an Easter Lily to Bloom Again
  • Sow Seeds to the Right Depth
  • Leave Daffodil Foliage Intact
  • Plant a Cutting Garden
  • Improve Crop Yields

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