Middle South

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pot Full of Eggplants

National News

Eggplants are among the prettiest plants in the vegetable garden, with their richly colored fruits hanging like large jewels amid the broad, lobed, gray-green leaves. Which makes them perfect...

Fast Forwarding Spring

This year across the eastern U.S. the winter has been mild and spring conditions are arriving early. Many trees and grasses are flowering two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The winter-weary...

Packing it up with Mushrooms

You're probably used to having piles of foam packing ″peanuts″ cascade out of shipping boxes. But how about some packing material that really comes from the natural world? That was the...

What Tree Is That?

Would you like to be able to identify the trees you see growing in the wild or in landscape plantings? It's easy to learn with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation's online Tree ID Guide. Start...

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In the Garden

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Chillin' with 'Jack Frost' Brunnera

I wasn't a bit surprised to read that Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack Frost' has been selected by the Perennial Plant Association as the Perennial Plant of the Year for 2012. I've kept watch on the newer cultivars of brunnera for several seasons,...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Colonial Williamsburg Gardening Symposium The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation will sponsor its 66th Annual Gardening Symposium, Beautiful...

Books

Landscaping for Privacy If your home and garden are exposed to a busy road or nosy neighbors, you should consult...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Seed Packages
  • Time Rose Pruning with Care
  • Remove Daffodil Blooms
  • Select Camellias and Other Early Bloomers
  • Prune for Sturdy Frame on Buddleias

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