Middle South

February, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Spooky New Peppers

National News

Halloween can come early to your garden this year. The Agricultural Research Service of the USDA has developed two new hot pepper cultivars that will add an eerie note to your vegetable or...

More Garden Darkness

Black leaves aren’t the only means of bringing a dusky note into your garden. Some plants have flowers of such a deep color as to appear almost black. One such beauty is the Black Lenten Rose (...

Helping Our Native Pollinators

By now, most of us have heard of the threat to honeybees from colony collapse disorder, a mysterious ailment that can decimate entire hives, and the concern over the impact of this decline on our...

Ocean, Lake and River Friendly Gardening

Ever stop to wonder where all the excess fertilizers and pesticides used on lawns and gardens end up? A lot of it makes its way to nearby waterways, causing pollution and algal blooms that deplete...

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In the Garden


Creating an Illusion of Maturity

Youth is often equated with beauty, but like fine wine, a good garden gets better with age. Landscapes featuring mature trees, full-grown shrubs, overflowing flower beds, mossy rocks, and lichen-covered benches have an enhanced sense of sanctuary and...
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Shows & Events

Piccadilly Farm's Hellebore Days Piccadilly Farm of Bishop, Georgia, will sponsor their 18th Annual Hellebore Days on Friday and...

Web Finds

Mother Earth News Seed and Plant Finder You can now search for flower and vegetable seeds in the online catalogs of more than 500 seed...
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Regional Reminders

  • Avoid the Paper Chase
  • Divide Late-Summer Perennials
  • Prune Grape Vines
  • Root Tuberous Begonias
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

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