Middle South

August, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Toad Lily

National News

Toad lilies ( Tricyrtis formosana ) are moisture-loving, shade tolerant perennials that are hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8. They flower in late summer and early fall, offering color and interest in the...

San Francisco Becomes More Food Sustainable

Creating a healthy, sustainable food system is on many people's minds these days. Books, articles, and documentaries highlight pockets of successful programs across the country. Now, one city is...

National Indoor Gardening Day

While many gardeners in the country are enjoying the fruits of their summer labors, some forward-looking folks are focusing on a time of year when, for most of us, our gardening will be limited to...

What’s Woolch Mulch?

While in England this past summer, I noticed gardeners using wool around plants that slugs love. It appears the wool deters the slugs and snails from eating the foliage. Well, here’s a new idea...

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In the Garden


Trees Take Root With Proper Planting

Anyone with a shovel can plant a tree. Question is, can they do it right? Trees are often expensive and planting them can be hard work, so it makes sense to know what works best and to adopt methods that help them take root. In the last few years,...
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Shows & Events

"Gold in Your Garden" Symposium The State Botanical Garden of Georgia will host the symposium, "Gold in Your Garden," showcasing...

Clever Gardening Technique

Grow a Pineapple Plant Did you know you can grow a pineapple plant from a grocery store fruit? To do so, cut off the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Propagate Herbs for an Indoor Garden
  • Dry Amaryllis Bulbs
  • Mulch with Moderation
  • Recycle Basket-Weave Flats
  • Reduce Work with Low-Maintenance Plants

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