Middle South

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Go Back to School and Grow Green

National News

Youngsters may be looking ahead eagerly to the start of summer vacation, but perhaps gardeners should be thinking about going back to school -- to the Lawncare University, that is. Lawncare...

Better Biocontrol in the Future

While none of us want to see our gardens decimated by insect pests, few of us want to control pests with toxic sprays that can harm us and the environment. So it's encouraging to learn of the...

Vanishing Farmland

Our country is so vast that it's easy to think we don't have to worry as housing developments and highways spring up to cover the land. But figures released by the American Farmland Trust...

Fothergilla Favorites

Ask a gardener to describe the ideal landscape plant and he or she is likely to list easy care, multi-season interest, and freedom from insect and disease problems. Well, that is also a good...

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In the Garden


Change of Art

In the past week or so, I've bumped into a number of people who've voiced dismay about my move to a new location by asking "Aren't you sad about leaving your garden?" I'll admit, I did come close to tears a month ago when my friend, Rosemary, a...
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Garden Design Julie Moir Messervy's Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love (The Taunton Press, 2009)...

Clever Gardening Technique

Grow Moss on Pots and Stones If you've recently created a shady nook in your garden with pristine stones, pots, or other new...
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Regional Reminders

  • Use Ditch Lilies to Hold Slopes
  • Remove Mulch From Around Trunks
  • Plant a Windbreak
  • Grow Greens in Partial Shade
  • Clean Clay Pots

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