Middle South

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pinch of Salt for Tasty Tomatoes?

National News

A tomato ripe from the garden needs little more than a sprinkling of salt to make it a mouthwatering treat. But could a pinch of salt while it's still in the ground make it even tastier?...

Getting the Lead Out

As interest in eating locally grown and organic foods increases, so does the number of urban food gardens. Whether in backyards or community garden plots, more and more urban residents are trying...

Ideal Inkberries

More and more gardeners are turning to native plants for their landscapes. One such choice is the adaptable inkberry ( Ilex glabra ), a broad-leafed holly with glossy, deep green leaves and white...

Finding Farmers Markets

We can all benefit from the taste and nutrition of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. But if you can't grow your own, or you don't have the space to grow all you need, a farmers market brimming...

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In the Garden


New Daylilies Strut Their Stuff

Daylilies, sometimes called the perfect perennial, are easy to grow, require little care, and can adapt to a wide range of soils and climates. Gardeners value them for their abundant flowers, knowing they can count on the clump-forming, herbaceous...
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Shows & Events

Mountains in Bloom Garden Festival The 2010 Mountains in Bloom Garden Festival in Highlands, North Carolina, will be held July 8 -...

Favorite or New Plant

'African Blue' Basil I grow many kinds of basil but my favorite is 'African Blue' (Ocimum kilimandscharicum x...
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Regional Reminders

  • Root Coleus
  • Clean Hummingbird Feeders
  • Prepare the Garden for Vacation
  • Nurture Butterflies with Host Plants
  • Train Climbing Roses

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