Middle South

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

More Good Reasons to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

National News

For years we've been told that, in terms of weight loss, it's not what you eat but how much that matters. If you eat fewer calories, you'll lose weight, regardless of where those calories come...

If You Want to Get Rich, Become a Farmer

This surprising bit of advice comes from Wall Street investment whiz Jim Rogers. It seems that while the rest of the economy continues to limp along, the farm sector is in something of a boom....

Grow a Weed-free Garden

Weeds are the bane of just about every gardener. While insect and disease problems may wax and wane with pest populations cycles and the weather, just about everyone who gardens counts weeding...

Landscape Mulches and Fire Safety

The battles against big wildfires in the Southwest and other parts of the country this summer highlight the importance for homeowners in fire-prone areas to consider the combustibility of mulch...

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In the Garden

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The Three "M"s of a Great Garden

I've always believed that one of the most effective ways to glean useful information from a garden tour is to keep your own garden in mind, relating everything you see and hear to the landscape at home. So on a recent visit to the gardens of Delaware...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Butterfly Symposium The Carolina Butterfly Society and the South Carolina Botanical Garden will co-sponsor the...

Web Finds

Pollinators Info If you're as fascinated by pollinators as I am and concerned about their viability, you'll want...
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Regional Reminders

  • Sow Seeds for Fall
  • Calculate Planting Time with Aplomb
  • Sow Flowers in Autumn Too
  • Ensure Success with Summer-Sown Seeds
  • Start Young Gardeners with Radishes

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