Middle South

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Self-Reliant Roses

National News

The rose may be the queen of flowers, but many of the roses grown in gardens today will only look regal when given a toxic regimen of pesticides to ward off disease and insects, along with lots of...

Here Comes the Sun

Annual sunflowers are among the most gratifying plants to grow. Simply stick a few seeds in the ground after the soil has warmed up, and before you know it, the plants are up and racing skyward to...

Get Help Solving Plant Problems

What's wrong with my plant? Is this plant a weed? What insect is this? Are these questions you've asked yourself but been unsure how to answer? The folks at the University of Minnesota Extension...

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Broccoli

Former President George H. W. Bush famously remarked, "I do not like broccoli." Perhaps he'd have liked it more if he ate it sprinkled with sugar. While a spoonful of sugar might help the broccoli...

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In the Garden


Banksiae Rose is Spring's Most Glorious Lady

I've returned home after a two-week absence to find spring in full and fabulous bloom. Easter-egg-colored azaleas flower under blankets of white and pink dogwoods, while hardwood trees wrapped in purple wisteria and coral-red honeysuckle tower over...
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Shows & Events

Wing Haven Garden Tour Mark your calendar for the Gardeners' Garden Tour sponsored by Wing Haven Gardens and Bird...

Clever Gardening Technique

Succession Planting Sunlight is at a premium in my new garden, so I'm thinking about ways to maximize the yield of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Deceive the Eye
  • Build an Easy-To-Move Compost Bin
  • Transplant Small Shrubs
  • Rewet Soil Mixes
  • Use Herbicides Effectively

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