Middle South

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sunshine Daydream

National News

Like many gardeners these days, rose gardeners are often interested in caring for their favorite plants with as few pesticides as possible. So it is encouraging to see that Sunshine...

A Better Burning Bush?

Burning bush, Euonymus alatus , has become a popular landscape plant in many parts of the country, especially valued for its easy care and vivid red fall color. Unfortunately, it is also a...

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Who doesn't love seeing the bright colors of butterflies flitting through the garden? And there are few plants that are better at attracting these visitors than buddleia or butterfly bush. Its...

Climate Resources for Gardeners

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS, is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers who work together to measure and map precipitation of all kinds, with...

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In the Garden


Most Spiders Get a Bum Rap

When the weather cools, pumpkins begin to appear on porches, and billboards carry news of the state fair, I always think of E. B. White's award-winning children's book, Charlotte's Web , and its lively cast of characters. Who could forget the story of...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Collecting and Storing Seeds Thrifty gardeners, or those who just want to add a new dimension to their favorite hobby, will...

Favorite or New Plant

'Limelight' Sage I'm a huge fan of the late-blooming, tropical salvias, especially Salvia mexicana 'Limelight',...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Stock for Next Year
  • Plant Ground Covers
  • Protect Young Trees
  • Care for Perennials
  • Dig and Store Summer Bulbs

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