Middle South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hybrid Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckias, also known as black-eyed Susans, are great for brightening up gardens with their yellow blooms. In recent years breeders have developed several new varieties of both annual and...

Produce More Raspberries in Cool Climates

It’s raspberry season in many parts of the country. If you love red raspberries and want to get an even bigger crop, consider using a technique developed by researchers in Norway. They grew two...

Return of American Chestnut Can Help Reduce Global Warming

American chestnuts ( Castanea dentate ) were prized trees in North American forests until blight wiped them out in the last century. Researchers have been trying to breed a disease-resistant...

Revised Book on Deer-Proof Gardens

Deer are capable of decimating a garden overnight and are the bane of many gardeners’ existence. There are countless books, articles, Web sites, and products available to help control this pest....

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In the Garden


Garden Smarter, Not Harder

Last summer, in the face of severe drought, I collected excess sink and shower water in buckets to irrigate my parched landscape. Thankfully, rains have been plentiful in the first six months of 2009. For the first time in nearly 3 years, no part of...
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The Green Gardener's Guide Do you know that by planting trees for shade and windbreak, you can reduce your heating and...

Favorite or New Plant

'Prince' Purple Fountain Grass 'Prince' purple fountain grass ( Pennisetum purpureum ), a Proven Selections introduction, is a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinch Back Herbs
  • Step Up Irrigation
  • Plant Pumpkins
  • Rest Annuals
  • Make a Mixed Bouquet

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