Middle South

May, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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National News

Coneflowers ( Echinacea ) have always been beautiful, easy-care additions to the perennial garden. But in the last few years breeders have given us all sorts of new choices in flower color, form...

Putting the Squeeze on Carbon Emissions

Over a year ago, PepsiCo partnered with the environmental auditing firm Carbon Trust to determine the carbon footprint of its Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice. Much to their surprise, the...

Fighting Hunger with Corn Research

Corn is a diet staple in many parts of the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa. But unfortunately most varieties of this vital grain are low in carotenoids, which our bodies convert to...

Pocket Gardening

Is it time to repaint, but you're having a hard time picking out a color? How about green- plants that is? Woolly Pocket Wally planters are flexible, breathable, modular gardening containers that...

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In the Garden


Spring Garden is Pure Pleasure

I always say autumn is my favorite season, but when April and May arrive, I wonder why. What time of year could be more beautiful than spring? Every day, the garden brings new delights. This morning's walk through the woodland garden revealed...
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Favorite or New Plant

Catmint 'Walker's Low' catmint ( Nepeta x faassenii ), chosen as the 2007 Perennial Plant of the Year, is...

Tool or Gardening Product

Yellowjacket & Wasp Trap Contech, a leading manufacturer of pheromones, lures, repellents and traps for a wide range of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Skip the Compost Pile
  • Root Difficult Cuttings
  • Lure Hawks and Owls
  • Protect the Bark of Young Trees
  • Propagate African Violets

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