Middle South

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Delightful Daisies

National News

Many of the plants we use as annuals in our summer gardens are not botanically true annuals. Instead they are tender perennials, plants that in warm enough climates would return year after year....

2011 Urban Tree of the Year

If you are looking for a medium-size tree that not only has eye-catching blossoms, but it tough and adaptable as well, you might want to consider the choice of the Society of Municipal Arborists...

Basket of Fire

Want some red-hot hanging baskets this summer? Try 'Basket of Fire', the first ornamental pepper that has been bred especially for hanging baskets. Growing about 10 inches tall and 14-18 inches...

Lawn Pesticide Facts and Figures

America's love affair with the lawn accounts for much of the pesticide exposure we and our children and pets receive to in our home environments. According to Beyond Pesticides, a national...

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In the Garden


Restraint Paying Dividends in Spring Garden

When my husband and I moved to a 60-year old home in an established neighborhood last autumn, I decided to take a wait-and-see approach with the garden. I needed time, I reasoned, to figure out the drainage patterns around the house and observe the...
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Shows & Events

Garden Jubilee Festival Head to Hendersonville, North Carolina, May 28 and 29 for the annual Memorial Day weekend Garden...

Favorite or New Plant

'Miss Kim' Lilac If there is one plant that transplanted Northerners wish they could grow in the Middle South, it...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Plants From Seed
  • Prune After Bloom
  • Select Shrubs for Dappled Shade
  • Fool the Eye With Foliage
  • Prevent Cracked Tomatoes

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