Middle South

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Devilishly Good Ninebark

National News

Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...

Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel

Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...

Defying Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...

Chiming in on Bellflowers

Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...

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In the Garden

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What's in Your Bucket?

During the move several months ago, my garden tool bucket was packed into one of the many large boxes labeled "garage" and stowed with a million others in the basement of the new house. Without my favorite clippers and grubbing hoes, I made do as best...
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Resources

Books

The Adventurous Gardener After having recently read a memoir of Christopher Lloyd ( The View from Great Dixter:...

Favorite or New Plant

Corona Razor Tooth Saw One of the garden tools I couldn't live without is Corona's Razor Tooth Saw, with an eight-inch...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Fragrant Grasses
  • Remove Peat Pots
  • Eradicate Mint and Other Runaways
  • Rotate Annuals
  • Clean Cloudy Vases

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