Middle South

April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The New Sunset Western Garden Book

National News

Western gardeners know this book as their gardening bible. Since the 1930's, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western U.S. have referred to this book for...

Sprinkle Faerie Dust in the Melon Patch

Summer just wouldn't be summer without enjoying the crisp, sweet taste of watermelon. But if the thought of this delectable treat conjures up the image of a large, oblong fruit with a green rind,...

Missing Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are beautiful visitors to our gardens, but over the last fifteen years there have been fewer and fewer making an appearance. During the winter of 2009-2010, the number of...

Make Your Own Wooden Bee Nest

Putting up bird houses so our feathered friends can find a place to raise their young is something lots of gardeners regularly do. But how about providing the same amenities to our native bees?...

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In the Garden

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Pretty in Periwinkle

Garden wise, there's a lot to be said for living in an older neighborhood. Take spring, for instance. Instead of a lonely Bradford pear in each yard, gardens are filled with gracefully tiered dogwoods, both pink and white, and Yoshino cherries dressed...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Plantapalooza On April 14, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the University of Georgia Horticulture Club,...

Web Finds

Clemson Home & Garden Information Center When I have a gardening problem, help is just a click away when I access the Clemson Home and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Position Vegetables for Sun
  • Hand Pollinate Cucumbers
  • Grow a Mild Jalapeno
  • Trap Squash Vine Borer
  • Cut Back Sage

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