Middle South

February, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Island Time at the 2012 Philadelphia International Flower Show

National News

Although enthusiasm is a job requirement when overseeing the world's largest indoor flower show, show designer Sam Lemheney practically levitates when talking about Hawaii: Islands of Aloha ....

New Hardiness Zone Map

The USDA has released the long-awaited, updated version of its hardiness zone map, giving some areas of the country new zone designations. The new 2012 map is based on temperature data from the...

Lyme Disease on the Move

A new research study by the Yale School of Public Health shows that Lyme disease is on the move. A map showing the areas of highest risk for Lyme disease infection in the U.S. is part of the study...

Changing the Rules Because of Oak Wilt

For years gardeners were counseled to paint over tree wounds and pruning cuts to seal them. This seemed like a logical course of action, like putting a bandage over a scraped knee. It wasn't until...

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In the Garden


Embracing Shade

After more than a year of grumbling about the lack of sunshine in my new garden, I've decided to put the issue behind me and embrace the shade. First, I'll make a list of things to appreciate in a landscape that's mostly hidden from then sun, and then...
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Shows & Events

Helleobre Days at Piccadilly Farm Piccadilly Farm will hold its 20th Annual Hellebore Days on Friday and Saturday, March 2nd & 3rd,...


Wildflowers and Plant Communities As a wildflower lover and rookie naturalist, I'm especially excited to recommend a highly-touted...
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Regional Reminders

  • Look for the Latest Pulmonarias
  • Encourage Development of Moss
  • Attract Toads
  • Select Low-Light Herbs for Shade
  • Create Shade for Propagation

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