Middle South

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

3D Blooms for Cool Weather

National News

Osteopermum ecklonis, also known as African daisy, is a tender perennial used as an annual that relishes the cool weather of fall and spring, when it blooms its best. This makes it perfect for...

Landscaping for Butterflies

We are often told that one of the best ways to encourage butterflies to visit our property is to landscape with native plants. While it's true that native plants can be great larval host plants...

Emerald Ash Borer Reaches New England

This destructive pest was found for the first time in Connecticut this summer, the first New England state to achieve this dubious distinction. Its presence was confirmed in Prospect, CT and a new...

Get the Facts on Climate Change

With this summer's extended drought and record-setting temperatures, global warming and its attendant climate change are on the minds of many. But it can be a confusing issue, with opinion and...

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In the Garden


Planning for Early Autumn

I have to say I'm absolutely thrilled with the beautyberry shrubs I planted earlier this year. Though the summer blooms of Callicarpa americana were a little underwhelming, they provided a great feast for bees and other insects, and now that fall has...
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Shows & Events

Fall Plant Sale at the South Carolina Botanical Garden The South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson will hold their annual Fall Plant Sale on Friday...


Gardener's Guide to Tropcial Plants I've always been a bit overwhelmed and confused by tropical plants, but the Gardener's Guide to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Future Weeds
  • Mark Shovel for Easy Planting
  • Edge Beds
  • Protect Forearms
  • Know Frost Indicators

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