Middle South

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) chooses an easily grown, widely adapted perennial with multi-season interest as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack...

Casting Votes, Saving Rivers

River Network is an organization devoted to saving one of the earth's most precious resources -- fresh water. Population growth, climate change, stormwater-caused pollution, and wetland...

Overfed and Undernourished

Here's an alarming statistic. According to a nationwide dietary survey conducted by researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, ″For...

Fighting Plant Viruses with Biomarkers

When you have a pest or disease outbreak in your garden, it may feel like the insects or microorganisms have the upper hand. But scientists are working hard to fight back in ways that are...

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In the Garden


I'm Dreaming of a White Garden

My efforts in the new garden are finally beginning to pay off. After working diligently for several months, the landscape spaces that surround the home are taking shape in a significant way. One of the most exciting areas is the small but important...
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Shows & Events

Bringing Nature Home The South Carolina Botanical Garden, located in Clemson, will offer an evening program by Doug...

Favorite or New Plant

'Georgia Blue' Speedwell A favorite in my previous garden, I was thrilled to find 'Georgia Blue' speedwell (Veronica...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut or Tidy Ornamental Grasses
  • Rejuvenate Shrubs with Winter Interest
  • Prepare Soil for Climbers
  • Divide Snowdrops
  • Patch Lawns with New Sod

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