Middle South

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Half a Plate of Produce

National News

"Make half the food on your plate fruits and vegetables." Following this tip is an easy way to bring your diet in line with the USDA's recently released Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 ....

Killing Weeds Organically

Many gardeners prefer to steer clear of chemical herbicides, yet are looking for ways to make weed control easier. There are a number of organic herbicide products on the market these days. Are...

Vulnerable Viburnums

In the early 1990s, a previously unknown fungus-like organism called Phytopthora ramorum was discovered infecting rhododendrons and viburnums in parts of Europe. Then this same organism was...

Get Ready for Hijinks this Halloween

Halloween, that holiday of tricks and treats, may seem a long way away as winter cold and snow still covers much of country. But it's not too early to be planning your hijinks -- in the form of...

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In the Garden


Prune with Precision

It has been an extremely cold winter in these parts, with the average temperature nearly five degrees below normal, but the cold season can't last forever. In the next six weeks alone, the daytime average will increase by fifteen degrees or more. Even...
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Shows & Events

Annual Symposium in Davidson, North Carolina Exploring Possibilities: Rediscovering Home will be sponsored by Davidson Garden Club and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Easy Seed Germination Test Though hard-coated seeds can last for many years, even decades, you can get a good measure of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Celebrate Sweet Potatoes
  • Renew Fruit Trees
  • Check Vegetable Seeds
  • Plant Bare Root Roses
  • Anchor Ground Covers on Slopes

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