Middle South

August, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Butterfly-Attracting, Disease-Resistant Phlox

National News

Midsummer is tall phlox ( Phlox paniculata and P. maculata ) season in the perennial garden. Phlox is known for its beautiful flowers this time of year, but powdery mildew often ruins the show....

Save the Ash Tree

There is a growing concern about native ash trees across the country. The emerald ash borer (EAB) insect has set up home in communities in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Eastern Canada...

Elderberry Pruning Trials

Elderberry bushes are gaining in popularity. This native shrub is easy to grow and is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions, including wet areas. It features attractive white flowers and...

National Community Gardening Week

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has named August 23-29, 2009, National Community Gardening Week. As an ongoing commitment to encourage community gardening, the USDA is installing “People’s...

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In the Garden

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Unexpected Pleasures

There are many surprises in gardening and thank goodness for 'em. That's were the fun is, more often than not. Take the weed I found growing in the cottage garden early this summer. Tucked behind a crinum lily and snuggled among the branches of a...
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Resources

Shows & Events

North Carolina Arboretum Symposium "Speaking of Gardening" The NC Arboretum will hold its annual symposium, "Speaking of Gardening," on August 28 & 29....

Web Finds

National Gardening Association Youth Garden Grants The National Gardening Association works with sponsoring companies and organizations to provide...
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Regional Reminders

  • Observe Butterflies and Other Insects
  • Add Vegetables for Fall
  • Improve Germination
  • Make More Houseplants
  • Evaluate the Garden

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