Middle South

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hardier Cape Fuchsia

National News

Many gardeners love to grow the common fuchsia as an annual in containers and hanging baskets. The fuchsia family, though, also has soon unusual perennials in its lineage. The cape fuchsia...

Trees Can Reduce Energy Usage

Trees are great additions to a yard for their shade and fruit depending on the type you grow. Now, research confirms trees also will help reduce summertime energy use. A recent USDA study in...

Race Car Made From and Powered by Vegetables

Formula 1 racing has come under scrutiny from environmental groups for the amount of fossil fuels needed to create and maintain their sport cars. Now, researchers at the University of Warwick in...

New Handy Mosquito Repellent

Summer time is mosquito time for much of the country. Whether you’re camping, gardening, or just enjoying a quiet evening on a patio or deck, mosquitoes often seek you out and ruin your fun. While...

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In the Garden

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Charm Visitors With an Enticing Entrance

One look at her beguiling garden gate told me I was in for a treat when I visited a new friend last autumn. Hung between two brick pillars covered in fig ivy and decorated with a grapevine basket overflowing with colorful chrysanthemums, the gate stood...
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Resources

Shows & Events

South Carolina Festival of Flowers June 26 to 28 is the main event weekend of this year's South Carolina Festival of Flowers in...

Favorite or New Plant

Molineux, David Austin English Rose It's only been weeks since the large cardboard box of bare-root plants arrived from David Austin...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinch Rhododendrons
  • Protect Hands
  • Remove Dead Tree Limbs
  • Fill Grass Ruts
  • Root Coleus

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