Middle South

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Balloon Flower Trial

National News

Balloon flowers ( Platycodons grandiflorus ) are beautiful summer-blooming perennials that come in a range of flower colors including, pink, white, and blue. They grow to a height of about 3 feet...

New California Lilac Has Colorful Foliage

Ceanothus is known as the California lilac. This shrub is hardy only in USDA zones 8 to 10. However, in those areas it grows 8 feet tall and wide and produces lavender-colored flowers from...

Smelly Compost Pile? Just Add Water

Composting is a great way to reduce household and yard organic waste and create a good soil amendment for your garden. While the materials in a well constructed compost pile will break down...

Illustrated Guide to Gardening Now Organic!

The Illustrated Guide to Gardening has been a gardening bible for many for years. Originally published in 1970s, this book has been the mainstay for many a gardener across the country. The All...

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In the Garden

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Lift Winter Doldrums with Trio of Fragrant Plants

A wise gardening friend once told me, "Naming a favorite plant is like choosing a favorite child -- senseless and impossible when you love them all." In my garden, this is especially true during the inhospitable months of winter, when a trio of fragrant...
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Resources

Shows & Events

South Carolina Botanical Garden's Winter Lecture Series The South Carolina Botanical Garden's Winter Lecture Series will be held on three consecutive...

Tool or Gardening Product

Radius Tools I've long been a fan of Radius hand tools and pro tools -- ergonomic trowels, weeders,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rejuvenate Beds
  • Cut Branches for Forcing
  • Maintain Amaryllis
  • Water Winter Annuals
  • Visit Display Gardens

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