Middle South

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Safe Food Preservation

National News

Are you still putting up pickles the way your Aunt Agatha always did? Do you can your beans and tomatoes the way your mother showed you years ago? Although these passed-down recipes and techniques...

Cast Your Vote

Would you like to help pick this year's American Garden Award (AGA) winner and learn about some exciting new plants at the same time? The AGA, administered by the All-America...

Garden to Plate Safety

Handling fruits and vegetables safely doesn't just apply to preservation methods. It starts right when we harvest our fresh produce. Keeping food safe from garden to plate is especially important...

Love Em and Leave Em

It won't be too much longer before leaves begin to change color and fall in many parts of the country. Unfortunately, all that organic matter falling to earth is too often raked up and discarded,...

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In the Garden


A Traveler's Ruminations

I'm still spinning from my recent trip to England and Scotland, and though I haven't sorted out my thoughts or "lessons learned" just yet, I'm eager to offer a few unstudied impressions. First, I always give my travel groups a synopsis of growing...
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Shows & Events

Monet's Garden Exhibit My next garden trip will be a visit to the New York Botanic Garden in early October to see...


1001 Gardens If there's a trip in your future and you want to include a garden or two, 1001 Gardens You Must...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choose Crape Myrtles
  • Rejuvenate Roses
  • Cut Back Leggy Annuals
  • Consider Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Watch for Spider Mites

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