Middle South

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

South Pacific Canna

National News

It's not too early to begin planning next year's garden, so canna enthusiasts and those looking to add tropical flair to their gardens will be pleased to see the announcement of one of the 2013...

Seed Saving and Starting

Are you interested in developing a tomato that is bred to thrive in the particular conditions found in your own home garden by selecting and saving seeds each year? Maybe you'd like to save seeds...

Conserving Bumblebees

We hear a lot these days about colony collapse disorder and the problems facing honeybees. But many folks are not aware that our native bees are struggling as well. The nearly fifty species of...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Tomato Genetics

After years of work by scientists from around the world, the Tomato Genome Consortium announced that the full genome of the tomato has been decoded, specifically that of the variety 'Heinz 1706',...

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In the Garden

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Favoring Foliage

It would be safe to say, I believe, that a typical garden is about 90 percent foliage. Like most gardeners, however, I''ve always focused my attention on the showier aspects of plants. This means flowers primarily, but also a smattering of berries and...
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Resources

Books

Foliage Foliage: Astonishing Color and Texture Beyond Flowers by Nancy J. Ondra (Story Publishing,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Bold Foliage as a Focal Point With the correct placement, a plant with bold foliage can become a superstar in the garden....
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Impatiens Downy Mildew
  • Take Successful Cuttings
  • Deadhead Hybrid Perennials
  • Feed Dalhias and Other Summer Bulbs
  • Examine Lawn Areas Near Trees

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