Middle South

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Pink Annabelle Hydrangea

National News

The round white flower heads of the Annabelle mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are a favorite of many gardeners. The flowers are produced on new growth in summer and continue to bloom...

Growing Giant Pumpkins Organically

Fall is pumpkin time in the U.S. For a particular group of people, fall is all about giant pumpkins -- the enormous fruits that you see at country fairs and on the news. The current world record...

Houseplants Give Off VOCs, Too

It is common knowledge that houseplants can help clean the air. Many houseplants remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) deemed indoor air pollutants, such as toulene and xylene. These VOCs are...

New Low Maintenance Lawn Grass Variety

The Holy Grail for many home owners is a lawn that looks great but needs little maintenance, especially mowing. Well, for homeowners in cool parts of the country, there is a new grass variety that...

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In the Garden


Oh, Night Divine

I have to admit, where the night-blooming cereus was concerned, I never understood the hullabaloo. But that was before I saw it bloom. Now I'm reevaluating the scraggly and ungainly plant that was generously passed along by a reader, who called...
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Shows & Events

Fall Plant Sale at South Carolina Botanical Garden Plan to visit the Fall Plant Sale at the South Carolina Botanical Garden on October 2nd and 3rd....


Plant Propagation I claim only marginal success with propagation. Not because I don't know how, but because I lack...
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Regional Reminders

  • Deadhead Liriope
  • Revive Roses
  • Divide Peonies
  • Jump-Start Composting
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors

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