Middle South

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Healthy Lawns and Healthy Lakes

National News

Runoff containing the nutrient phosphorus from fertilizer use is a big contributor to algal blooms and the resulting oxygen depletion in many lakes, rivers and streams. As a result, some states...

Bizarre, Incredible and Beautiful

From pollen to seeds to fruits, you'll see the intricacies of plant reproduction in a whole new way as you peruse the fantastic photographic images in The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants...

The Best Veronicas

There is an incredible variety of speedwells ( Veronica ) for a gardener to choose from, with new offerings from breeders every year. How to choose from among all this horticultural largesse? The...

Invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is a beetle native to Asia that was accidentally introduced into the U.S. less than a decade ago. It is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials brought in by ship...

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In the Garden


Sage Gardeners Select Salvias

A few weeks ago I was scratching my head over the first brave shoots of a perennial emerging from my cottage garden's cool, moist soil. For the life of me, I couldn't recall what grew in that particular spot last year. Days later, however, I noticed...
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Shows & Events

Open House at Trial Gardens of UGA Visit with Dr. Allan Armitage at the Trial Garden of the University of Georgia on Saturday, July...

Clever Gardening Technique

Foil Deer With Herbs Deer, insatiable animals that can ravage a garden overnight, will not eat many herbs, especially...
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Regional Reminders

  • Delay Planting Trees and Shrubs
  • Adopt Safe Gardening Practices
  • Propagate Shrubs With Cuttings
  • Prevent Large Containers From Tipping
  • Skip the Fence, Grow a Hedge

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