Middle South

February, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Say "Aloha" to Echinacea

National News

Can't make it to Hawaii for a vacation this year? You can at least bring a little island color into your garden this year with the new hybrid coneflower 'Aloha'. Bred by Terra Nova Nurseries, this...

Jammin' in the Garden

Deeply colored flowers can add a striking accent to garden beds and container plantings. And there are few that offer a more dramatic hue than Vinca 'Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry', one of the 2012...

Bats in Trouble

In 2006 a previously unknown disease was discovered killing bats in northern New York State. Since then the disease, now called white-nose syndrome for the symptom it causes in infected bats, has...

Thirsty Lawns

Here's a question for you. Which covers a greater acreage in the United States -- lawns or irrigated corn fields? If you guessed lawns, you got it right. According to a study published in the...

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In the Garden

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Welcome Serviceberry

I felt as if I'd won the lottery a couple of weeks ago when I fortuitously came across two large balled and burlapped serviceberries that were perfect for the new garden. These attractive understory trees, which are among the earliest to bloom in...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Midlands Master Gardener Symposium The South Carolina Midlands Master Gardeners Association is hosting their annual symposium on...

Tool or Gardening Product

Heavenly Seed If you're looking for high-quality heirloom seeds adapted to the heat and humidity of the Middle...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan a Cutting Garden
  • Build a Biodegradable Cold Frame
  • Rotate Vegetable Families
  • Help Garden Seed Sprout
  • Root Tomato Suckers

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