Middle South

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Non-Invasive Spirea

National News

Japanese spirea ( Spiraea japonica ) is an attractive and widely used landscape shrub. But like some other garden staples such as barberry, burning bush and Norway maple, it can be invasive in...

Color in the Vegetable Garden

Planting flowers in among your vegetables certainly adds color to the food garden, but it’s not the only way to liven things up. Why not try planting some colorful vegetables to delight the eye as...

Trouble-free Zinnias

Most gardeners love zinnias, with their bright blossoms in all the colors of the rainbow, save blue. There are tall- and short-growing varieties, ones with single or double blossoms- some are even...

‘Prairie Dream’ Paper Birch

With its white, peeling bark and graceful form, the paper birch is one of the most striking additions to the garden. Unfortunately, in landscape settings it is often short-lived and prone to...

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In the Garden

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American Azaleas Worthy of Acclaim

If you're like me, the plant name "azalea" conjures images of evergreen shrubs that flower in vibrant Easter egg colors for a few short weeks each spring, and then fade into the background as unremarkable mounds of green for the rest of the year. Old...
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Resources

Shows & Events

American Rhododendron Society Show The Southeast Chapter of the American Rhododendron Society will hold their annual show and plant...

Books

American Azaleas American Azaleas by L. Clarence Towe, Timber Press, 2004, offers a comprehensive look at these...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Forsythia After Bloom
  • Plant a Dogwood Tree
  • Clean the Air with Houseplants
  • Let the Grass Grow
  • Thin Seedlings with Scissors

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