Middle South

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow an Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden

National News

What's the best way to use your delicious, home-grown small fruits? If you're looking for ideas beyond just popping them fresh into your mouth, as well as advice on growing and harvesting, check...

Get Some Good Vibrations

Evergreen junipers are popular for the low-maintenance color and structure they provide year round in the landscape. But their prickly foliage isn't always fun to work around. But Good...

Gardening in a Drought

Much of the country has suffered in the throes of record –breaking heat and drought or abnormally dry conditions this summer. Keeping a garden thriving when the mercury rises and the rains...

Tasteless Tomatoes

It's not big news that many modern tomatoes don't have the flavor of older varieties, especially those that have been bred primarily for commercial production. But some new research published...

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In the Garden

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Native or Naturalized?

A midsummer bike ride on Greenville's Swamp Rabbit Trail provided a good opportunity to take inventory of plants that grow along local roadsides. I found many natives, including trumpet vine (Campsis radicans) , pokeweed (Phytolacca americana) ,...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Open House at Plants Delight Plan to visit Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanical Garden, September 7-9 and 14-16,...

Books

The Wildlife Gardener's Guide If you're looking for ideas to turn your garden into a haven for birds and beneficial insects...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Junipers for Birds
  • Look to Beetles for Pollination
  • Attract Butterflies with Flower Clusters
  • Remove Out-Of-Control English Ivy
  • Build a Bee Block

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