Middle South

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Punch up your Garden with Blackberry Punch

National News

Looking to add some drama to your container plantings and hanging baskets this summer? Add excitement with the smoldering colors of Superbells® Blackberry Punch calibrachoa from Proven...

Find Out Where to Pick-Your-Own

Even if you don't have the space or time to grow all your fruits and vegetables yourself, you can still have the satisfaction of harvesting fresh, local produce yourself at a pick-your-own...

Be Water-wise with a Rain Barrel

Environmentally conscious gardeners -- not to mention thrifty ones -- look for ways to keep from wasting water while minimizing run-off and the pollution and erosion problems it can create. Using...

Top Gardening Books

Every year the American Horticultural Society, whose mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and science of horticulture, presents its annual...

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In the Garden


Get Fancy with Foliage

If I had to point to the major failing of the garden at my new home, it would be that it lacks color. Since the landscape is shady, brightly-hued flowers will always be at a premium, but I'm left to wonder why so few trees and shrubs with colored...
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Favorite or New Plant

Crinum Lily My first crinum lily was purchased at a flea market years ago and has been divided and shared...

Clever Gardening Technique

Paint It Forward If you're as absent minded as I am, you spend too much time in the garden looking for misplaced...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Nesting Sites
  • Shield New Plants from Sun
  • Try Vertical Planting for Space-Hogging Crops
  • Simplify Crop Irrigation
  • Boost Calcium with Herbs

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