Middle South

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Super Summer Snapdragon

National News

Spiky plants are always in demand in garden and container plantings for the vertical accent they provide to the rounded form of so many other flowers. A long-blooming annual with a compact,...

The Well-Dressed Salad

Delicious salads, filled with healthful veggies and fruits fresh from the garden, are one of the big motivations for growing your own. But to get the most benefit from all the nutrients home-grown...

Visit an AAS Display Garden

We've written frequently about particular All-America Selection (AAS) winners, plants that have been chosen by independent AAS judges for their superior garden performance across the country. But...

Are Trees Making You Sneeze?

Does it seem that your allergy symptoms are getting worse lately? Changes in the types of trees planted in many landscapes and along many city streets may be part of the problem. Many common...

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In the Garden


Prepare a Vacation-Ready Garden

What kind of idiot would plan a 12-day vacation in the last weeks of July, when the relentless heat and searing sun are sure to take their toll on the garden? Well, actually, that would be me, but with good reason. I'm escorting 20 travelers on a...
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Tending Your Garden If you're good at purchasing plants but not so good at taking care of them, look to Gordon and...

Favorite or New Plant

Geranium 'Rozanne' Flower color is a challenge in the shade garden, but Geranium 'Rozanne' offers brilliant...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Consistent with Design
  • Widen a Walkway
  • Cap Plant Stakes
  • Use Vines as Mulch
  • Quick Dry Herbs

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