Middle South

January, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening Made Easy with Seed Collections

National News

It's always lots of fun to browse through seed catalogs and peruse the racks of seeds at the garden store, marveling at the diversity and beauty of all the varied plants you can grow. But...

Please Don't Share the Daisies

We all know how important it is to wash out hands frequently to avoid sharing germs and spreading illnesses. But who would have guessed that bees might be at risk from germ sharing as they fly...

The Cat's Meow of Catmints

Catmints are longtime perennial favorites in the flower garden. Members of the genus Nepeta , they are dependable, long-blooming, and trouble-free, come in a range of sizes and colors, have...

A Rainbow of Color in the Vegetable Garden

With the increasing interest in edible landscaping and the "food, not lawns" approach to cultivation, gardeners want their food gardens not only to be a bountiful source of fresh produce but to...

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In the Garden


Welcome Spring with Pussy Willows

I saw an old buddy recently and wasn't surprised to find him true to form. My friend Lou, know in these parts as "the pussy willow man," was speaking to a garden club about his favorite plant and reminiscing about the era when his passion for the genus...
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Shows & Events

Joy of Gardening Symposium: Magnificant Gardens The York County Master Gardeners will host their annual Joy of Gardening Symposium on Saturday,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Layering Layering is one of Mother Nature's ways of propagating and also one the easiest ways for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shop Online
  • Save Seed-Starting Supplies
  • Make a Propagation Bed
  • Use Vermiculite Products With Caution
  • Employ Newspaper as Your Compost Receptacle

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