Middle South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Curly-Leaved Begonia

National News

Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, it’s commonly grown as an annual in all but...

New Targeted Herbicide Applicator

Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....

Royal Vegetable Garden

Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obama’s new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...

Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?

Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. It’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...

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In the Garden


Curbside Trees Should Mind Their Manners

A slew of company in recent weeks has filled our usually accommodating driveway and extra parking pad to the brim and overflowing, with everyone maneuvering to avoid the spot under the crape myrtle tree. The cause of our distress, a 'Natchez,'...
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Shows & Events

Gardens at University of Georgia Open House The Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia are world-renowned for trialing annuals and...


Gardening with Conifers After a September 2008 trip to Portland, Oregon, I was determined to learn more about conifers...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean and Maintain Hummingbird Feeders
  • Repot Houseplants
  • Prune Blackberries
  • Know When to Water
  • Discourage Mosquitoes

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