Middle South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow Fruit Naturally

National News

If you are home gardener growing or thinking about growing fruit, you might fantasize about having an expert like horticulturist and garden writer Lee Reich out in your garden with you, dispensing...

Summer Jewels

Annual salvias are real troupers in the garden. No prima donnas, they are tolerant of dry soil, and boom prolifically in full sun. One of the best is Salvia 'Summer Jewel Pink', a 2012 All-America...

The Value of Bees

All gardeners know that bees are valuable creatures without which many of the food plants we depend on would not bear fruit or seeds. But do you know just how valuable they are? According to a...

Plants and Noise Pollution

Well, corn may have ears, but we know it can't hear! So it seems on the surface that noise in the environment should have little effect on plants. But a recent study done around noisy gas wells in...

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In the Garden

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New and Improved or Just Different?

Recently, on a visit to the Trial Gardens at the University of Georgia, I saw an eye-catching echinacea called 'Double Scoop Bubble Gum.' Several of the others in my group were especially keen on the plant's double-flower form, which features a center...
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Resources

Books

Natural Gardening John Brookes' Natural Landscapes (Dorling Kindersley Limited, 1998) is full of ideas and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Root Tomato Cuttings Instead of purchasing tomatoes plants for a second harvest, why not take some cuttings from those...
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Regional Reminders

  • Lure Hummingbirds
  • Satisfy Impatiens
  • Pick Little Fish for a Small Pond
  • Plant Heat-Loving Seeds
  • Know When to Water

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