Middle South

April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Titanic Flower

National News

The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is one of the most spectacular plants around. This native of Indonesian rain forests grows from a corm that weighs over 200 pounds. Its flower is composed...

Rhododendron of the Year

Rhododendrons and azaleas (both members of the genus Rhododendron ) have some of the loveliest blooms around, so it's not surprising that these shrubs are popular plants across the country. But...

Put Your Garden on the Map

Gardeners are usually bird lovers as well as plant enthusiasts. Now you can combine both these interests in a citizen science project that's designed to give you a deeper understanding of the...

The Strange Case of Barberry, Ticks, and Earthworms

We've all probably heard about the problems caused by invasive plant species crowding out native vegetation and altering the ecosystem. But new research has shown that at least one invasive...

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In the Garden

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A Place for Wildflowers

The first spring show of woody ornamentals in our region was early and brief this year. The extraordinary weather, which warmed quickly and remained well above normal for nearly a month, condensed the bloom period so that many trees and shrubs flowered...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Garden Tour in Greenville, South Carolina The Greenville Council of Garden Clubs will sponsor "Open the Gate to Springtime Treasures," from...

Web Finds

Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia When looking for native plant information, I frequently turn to Native and Naturalized Plants...
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Regional Reminders

  • Improve Pollination
  • Purchase Only Nursery Propagated Plants
  • Mulch with Leaf Mold
  • Remove Invasive Plants
  • Hold Irrigation for Some Plants

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