Middle South

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

American Hosta Growers Association has selected ‘Earth Angel’ as the Hosta of the Year for 2009. ‘Earth Angel’ is one of the largest variegated hosta varieties available. Hardy in USDA zones 2 to...

New Kitchen Scrap Composter

Composting kitchen scraps is a great way to reduce landfill waste and create organic matter for your garden. But what if you don’t have room, or the desire, to create an outdoor composting system?...

Reduce Dandelions in Lawns with Leaf Mulch

Dandelions are the scourge of many gardeners. Other than using harmful herbicides, the only sure fire way to eliminate them from lawns is to hand weed. However, recent research at Michigan State...

Updated Drip Irrigation Book

Water conservation is a big issue in many communities across the country. One way to water your plants without wasting this precious resource is to use drip irrigation. If drip irrigation seems...

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In the Garden


Count on Cannas

Are you looking for a flowering plant to add stunning height, bold texture, and bright color to the garden? If so, it's a no-brainer. Count on cannas. A recent visit to the garden of my friend Sharon Thompson proved the point. In her lakeside...
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Shows & Events

Bamboo Festival The Southeastern Chapter of the American Bamboo Society will host its annual festival on July...

Web Finds

Pollinator Partnership To celebrate Pollinator Week, June 22-28, learn about pollinators and what you can do to protect...
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Regional Reminders

  • Build a Pocket Pond
  • Boost Butterfly Numbers with Host Plants
  • Take Cuttings to Propagate Shrubs
  • Ready the Garden for Vacation
  • Remove English Ivy from Trees

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