Middle South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Growing Roses in Cold Climates

National News

The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...

Open Days in the Garden

What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...

Name that Bird Song

One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...

Invasive Species Surprises

Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...

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In the Garden


Small Fountain is Big On Charm

I've become self-indulgent in my old age, so when my birthday rolls around, I use it as an excuse to get something expensive for the garden. This year's plan was to add a tiered fountain to an area I call the "secret garden," a small space to one side...
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Shows & Events

Atlanta Garden Tour The Georgia Perennial Plant Association will offer its tour, "An Intimate Tour of Atlanta...

Favorite or New Plant

Parsley Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) , one of my favorite multi-use plants. This member of the carrot...
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Regional Reminders

  • Entice Birds to the Vegetable Garden
  • Depend on Million Bells
  • Cultivate at Dusk
  • Recycle Lamp Shades
  • Stagger Pepper Harvest

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