Middle South

February, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Blazing Good Pepper

National News

Nutritionists encourage us to include lots of colorful, fresh produce in our diets. Ripe sweet bell peppers in an array of colors, from yellow and orange to red and purple, are a tasty way to do...

Pollinator-Friendly Gardening

Are you concerned about the decline in both honeybees and native pollinators? Want to know what you can do to help? The Penn State Center for Pollinator Research has a helpful website with lots of...

Journey to Shangri-La

What is it about the first flowers of spring that make them so delightful? Maybe it the sight of color in the garden after the long month of winter that makes us revel so in the blossoms of...

Allergies Worsen Along with Climate Change

A newly released study by the USDA confirms what many allergy sufferers may have suspected. "Ragweed pollen in some parts of the northern United States and Canada now lingers almost a month longer...

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In the Garden

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Changes Afoot in the New Garden

I always say autumn is my favorite season, but when the weather starts to warm and I find myself on a daily prowl to check the swelling buds of warm-season ornamentals, I wonder why. The garden is always mesmerizing in spring, but I've found it even...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Midlands Master Gardener Symposium The Midlands Master Gardeners Association of South Carolina will host their annual symposium,...

Favorite or New Plant

Oriental Paperbush Oriental paperbush (Edgeworthia chrysantha) is a well-branched, deciduous shrub that produces...
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Regional Reminders

  • Steady Hanging Baskets
  • Wait to Work Soil
  • Provide Rabbit Snack
  • Make Handy Rock Pots
  • Use Less Potting Mix

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