Middle South

October, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Weekend Homesteader

National News

Are you ready to move your food gardening up a notch, cut your grocery bills, and have a healthier diet? You can do all this with advice from Anna Hess in her new book, The Weekend Homesteader: A...

Celebrate Food Day

As gardeners, many of us appreciate and experience the benefits of fresh, healthful, and sustainably grown food. But unfortunately not everyone in this country has access to these benefits. That's...

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

There's a new pest on the block and it's raising quite a stink. Brown marmorated stink bugs are pests that were first found in this country in the late 1990s, presumably having hitched a ride in...

Purple Pearls

For a distinctive note of color in your fall garden, add this new beautyberry hybrid to your landscape. A cross between Callicarpa dichotema and Callicarpa kwantungensis, Purple Pearls™...

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In the Garden


Bring Berried Treasures to Light

In the autumn garden, there's nothing more eye-catching than the bright red berries of Linden viburnum (V. dilatatum), especially when backlit by the sun. Sparkling above the shrub's cloak of green foliage, they attract the attention of hungry birds,...
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Shows & Events

Community Gardening Symposium A Community Gardening Symposium will be held at Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville,...

Favorite or New Plant

Blue Muffin Viburnum The first time I saw 'Blue Muffin' viburnum (V. dentatum), I was blown away by the intense blue...
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Regional Reminders

  • Cut Back Disease-Prone Perennials
  • Move Foxglove Seedlings
  • Plant Minor Bulbs
  • Harvest Crops Before Frost
  • Water Newly-Planted Trees and Shrubs

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