Middle South

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Topnotch Asters

National News

Asters are one of the delights of the fall garden. But there are also asters that add color to the summer garden, even a few spring-blooming species. How to choose among all this horticultural...

And You Think You've Got Garden Problems!

Here at NGA, we're always reminding gardeners, when using any pesticide, fertilizer, or garden chemical, to always read and follow the instructions and precautions on the label exactly. The...

Warming Nights

We hear a lot about climate change and global warming these days, and as gardeners, we wonder not only how these trends will affect the world as a whole, but what it will mean for the plants...

Feel the Burn

After a long day out in the garden weeding, planting, and mowing, it sure can feel like you've burned a lot of calories. But if you want to figure out if you expended enough to earn a big serving...

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In the Garden


Pretty in Pink & Lip-Smacking Sweet

Petunias were always a favorite of my grandmother, who circled her front yard birdbath with the frilly flowers each summer, but I've never been partial to these showy annuals until now. What changed my mind? Simple, it was (and is) a non-stop,...
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Shows & Events

Speaking of Gardening Symposium The annual Speaking of Gardening symposium at the North Carolina Arboretum, scheduled on August...

Web Finds

Insect Repellents Middle South gardeners know that mosquitoes and ticks can take the fun out of gardening, not just...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cover a New Trellis
  • Build a Border with Color and Height
  • Take Care Dividing Perennials in Summer
  • Utilize Eggshells
  • Prioritize When Water is Scarce

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