Middle South

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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National News

Sweet alyssum ( Lobularia ) is such a versatile plant, it deserves a spot in just about every garden. Its frothy mounds of flowers look great as an edging plant, in a hanging basket or trailing...

Composting Made Easy

Adding compost to your soil is one of the best ways to improve growing conditions in any garden. Compost helps to lighten heavy soil, increase the water-holding capacity of sandy soils, encourage...

Back-Friendly Gardening

Gardening is great exercise, but all the bending and stooping needed as you weed, prune and plant can take its toll on your back. For those of us whose backs aren’t as strong as they once were, a...

Greencare for Troops

Greencare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by the non-profit organization Project Evergreen, whose mission is to preserve and enhance green space in communities across the...

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In the Garden


Look to Shrubs for a No-Fuss Garden

Though I still consider myself a relatively young and enthusiastic gardener, I admit I'm already beginning to feel the effects of age. I no longer possess the unlimited energy and single-minded passion of yesteryear. Sometimes bones and muscles ache...
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Shows & Events

S.C. Midlands Master Gardener Symposium "Southern Garden Memories," a symposium sponsored by the SC Midlands Master Gardener Association,...

Favorite or New Plant

Mahonia I have to admit, I'm a sucker for mahonia, an imposing shrub that commands attention with its...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Roses
  • Divide Chrysanthemums
  • Remove Weeds and Unwanted Plants
  • Start Warm-Season Annuals Indoors
  • Prune Butterfly Bushes

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