Middle South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stand Up and Garden

National News

If that loud noise you hear when you get up from kneeling in your garden is your bones creaking, then Stand Up and Garden (The Countryman Press, 2012, $16.95) is the book for you! Written by...

Toxic Shock

Results from a study done by Michigan-based Ecology Center's Healthy Stuff.org had some alarming news for gardeners. 179 common garden products such as hoses, garden gloves, kneeling pads, and...

Learn about Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, gardeners in many areas of the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the...

Pesticides Cause Bees to Lose Their Way

Just about all gardeners are aware that honeybees are in trouble and that scientists are hard at work trying to figure out the cause of their mysterious decline, called colony collapse disorder....

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In the Garden


Propagation for Dummies

Though many of my gardening friends are a whiz at propagation, I have to admit that making more plants is not my gift. In fact, you could call me propagation-challenged. I begin with good intentions, but then my concentration wanders or I go out of...
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Shows & Events

Lexington County (SC) Master Gardener 2012 Garden Tour The Lexington County (South Carolina) Master Gardeners will offer their 2012 garden tour,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Keep Tall-Growing Perennials Upright Tall-growing plants may need to be staked when they reach one-third of their mature height, so...
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Regional Reminders

  • Move Houseplants Outside
  • Document Care and Performance of Perennials
  • Replace Struggling Grass with Groundcover
  • Mark Cucumbers
  • Consider Container Size for Vegetable Crops

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