Middle South

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

Hostas are the backbone of the shade garden. Easy to grow and generally trouble-free, they are available in a myriad of sizes and leaf shapes, colors and variegation patterns. In fact, the biggest...

Old Time Tomatoes

Gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for a variety of reasons- for their delicious flavor, unique appearance, to maintain strains of genetic diversity. But even if these other reasons didn’t apply,...

Welcome to Munchkin Land

Oak-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea quercifolia ) are wonderful landscape plants. Their large, lobed leaves add textural interest to the garden in summer and change to gorgeous shades of burgundy and...

Lawn Care Made Easier

If you’ve ever struggled to move downspout extensions and splash blocks before you mow- and then had put them back once you were done- you’ll probably appreciate a new product from Landscape...

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In the Garden


Good Soil Equals Less Toil

Nine years ago when I moved to my current home, I was eager to begin a garden. Like many new neighborhoods, however, the valuable layer of topsoil had been removed and sold to offset the cost of land development. The exposed subsoil, a heavy red clay,...
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Shows & Events

Garden Fest: Building Community, Growing Vegetables The South Carolina Botanical Garden at Clemson University will hold its second annual Garden Fest...

Favorite or New Plant

Baptisia The 2010 Perennial Plant of the Year is Baptisia australis , a spring-blooming wonder that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Eliminate Poison Oak and Poison Ivy
  • Begin Bedding Out
  • Care for Spring Bulbs
  • Divide Daylilies the Simple Way
  • Plant Bronze Fennel

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