Middle South

May, 2011
Regional Report

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The Perils of Prenatal Pesticide Exposure

National News

More and more evidence is accumulating on the harmful effects of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical hazards, especially on the health and development of our children. Three recently...

Don't Reach Back

Are you one of those shoppers who reach into the back recesses of the produce display hoping to find the freshest salad greens with the latest expiration date? Well, it turns out that grabbing...

Blueberries against Breast Cancer?

Can the fruits you eat while pregnant have a beneficial effect on your children years into their lives? That's the question that Rosalia Simmen and co-investigators at the Arkansas Children's...

Suburban Lead

Common wisdom had it that gardeners growing plants in urban areas are the ones who need to be worrying about high levels of lead and other heavy metals in their soils. But some recent research by...

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In the Garden


In a Cool Shade

This spring, as I've tried to come to grips with my new garden, I've kept the words of a friend in mind. "A shade garden takes more of everything," Lib explained when I first visited her place years ago. "It takes more effort, more raking, more...
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Shows & Events

Lexington, South Carolina Garden Tour The Lexington County Master Gardeners of South Carolina will host their annual garden tour on May...


Shade Gardening In my search for shade plants, I've found an easy-to-browse book that's full of practical...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fill the Gap Between Pavers
  • Sprout an Avocado
  • Try Wild Arugula
  • Choose Flat Parsley for Recipes
  • Conserve Peat Moss

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