Middle South

January, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Two Bright New Echinacea

National News

Echinacea have become the trendy flower. Every year there seems to be new varieties on the market stretching the imagination of what's possible with this hardy, native perennial. Breeders have...

The New Revised Pruning Book

Pruning is one of the most essential and intimidating tasks a gardener can do. The best way to learn pruning is to have someone walk you through it step by step for each plant. That may not be...

New Colorful Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the lilacs of the South. These beautiful, small trees feature attractive, lilac-shaped flowers that bloom from mid-summer until frost as well as exfoliating bark for...

Smaller Lawns for Some Cities

Parts of California have been in drought for the past three years and the lack of water is starting to cause lawmakers to take extreme measures. One of the biggest sources of water usage is the...

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In the Garden


Get a Hankering for Hellebores

Mild weather has tempted me outdoors more than once this week to check on the many selections of hellebores I grow in the woodland garden. Truth be told, however, these plants don't care if it's freezing cold or unseasonably warm -- they're always...
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Shows & Events

Davidson Gardening Symposium On March 2nd, Davidson Garden Club and Davidson College will sponsor, "Through the Seasons: A...

Favorite or New Plant

Twinspur 'Flirtation Orange' Would you believe I had an annual in my garden that was flowering when I planted it in May that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give a Blooming Valentine
  • Retrench Beds & Borders
  • Add Color to the Winter Garden
  • Build Termite-Proof Raised Beds
  • Examine the Landscape With a Critical Eye

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