Middle South

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Song Bird Kale

National News

Ornamental kale is one of the best plants for adding long-lasting and easy-care color to the fall garden. These sturdy plants keep their good looks long after frost has finished off many autumn...

Downy Mildew of Impatiens

One of the standbys of the shade garden, impatiens has in the past been a pretty trouble-free plant in most situations. Unfortunately, a new disease has arrived on the scene that threatens...

Hardy Geraniums for Fall Color

When it comes to fall foliage colors, we usually think first of trees and shrubs. From the flaming reds, yellows, and oranges of maples to the rich red of chokeberry and the bright yellow of the...

Safe Tomato Canning

As summer winds down, many gardeners are saving the bounty of their vegetable gardens by canning tomatoes. And many of them are using the water bath canning method to process their jars. Water...

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In the Garden

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Taking Stock and Looking Ahead

I heard from a friend recently who said her efforts to deal with the heat and humidity of summer while maintaining order in her jungle-like garden has been "overwhelming" in the past month. In contrast, I have to admit I've been taking it pretty easy....
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Resources

Shows & Events

Garden Conservancy's Open Days in Raleigh, North Carolina The Garden Conservancy is partnering with the J.C. Raulston Arboretum for Open Days in Raleigh,...

Favorite or New Plant

American Beautyberry I'm thrilled to say the Callicarpa americana that was added to the garden in my last round of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Plans for the Addition of Trees and Shrubs
  • Plant Fall Crops
  • Repot Houseplants
  • Dry Hot Peppers with a Simple Ristra
  • Make Oven-Dried Tomatoes

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