Middle South

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sweet Roses Make For Sweet Dreams

National News

Beautiful, fragrant roses make most people happy, and now research is suggesting that fragrant roses may also make our sleep happier by stimulating happy dreams. Researchers in Germany analyzed...

Grow Figs in a Pot

Fresh figs are a treat, especially if you eat them right off the tree. However, most varieties are only hardy to USDA zone 8 (although the roots of some varieties are hardy to USDA zone 6). In...

Birds Eat More Weed Seed in Organic Fields

It's thought that organic farms have lots of bird and wildlife activity because of the lack of harmful chemicals that are sprayed on the fields. Birds, in particular, are welcome because they are...

Vacation Plant Treatment to Resist Drought

Summer vacations are often a tough time on plants, and can be challenging for the gardener, too. You have to get a neighbor, friend, or relative to come in and water the plants or take a chance it...

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In the Garden


Gardening Should Always Be a Labor of Love

Simply put, my garden is a wreck. Recent rains have toppled the tall snapdragons in the cottage garden around the front porch, while pansies, bedraggled from last week's heat wave, still wait to be replaced by warm-season annuals. Around back, weeds...
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Shows & Events

Annual Garden Tour of the Georgia Perennial Plant Association On June 6 & 7, the Georgia Perennial Plant Association will host its annual garden tour. This...

Favorite or New Plant

Sunbini (Sanvitalia) from Proven Winners Sunbini (Sanvitalia) creeping zinnia from Proven Winners features bright yellow flowers and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Attract Birds With Dripping Water
  • Grow Annuals in Dry Shade
  • Pick and Dry Herbs
  • Select Flowers That Beat the Heat
  • Remove Tomato Suckers

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