Middle South

February, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2013 Espoma Environmental Stewardship Award

National News

Environmental stewardship begins at home. One way to do this is to incorporate sustainable, ecologically sound practices into the gardening and landscaping you do. Creating and maintaining an...

Harvest a Harvest Moon

You won't have to wait for a harvest moon in the sky to pluck one from your garden -- a 'Harvest Moon' watermelon, that is! A 2013 All-America Selections (AAS) Vegetable Award Winner, this is the...

Linking Neighborhoods and Childhood Obesity

We've probably all heard the real estate maxim, ″Location, location, location!″ Well, it turns out to be true for more than just housing values. It also plays a role in the problem of...

Producing Perfect Pepper Transplants

Peppers, whether hot or sweet, are not the easiest crop to grow in many parts of the country. They sulk in cold, yet if it gets too hot, with temperatures above 90 degrees F, they may not set...

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In the Garden


Easy-to-Grow Aloe Vera

Those who know me well will not be surprised to hear that I'm not the caretaker of a large collection of houseplants. I dress my home with plants much the way I dress myself -- for the occasion at hand -- and then I'm ready for a change. There is one...
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Shows & Events

Davidson Symposium The Symposium "Beyond the Garden Gate: Exploring Creative Spaces" will be sponsored by Davidson...

Web Finds

Hortitopia Gardening blogs have become increasingly popular in recent years and I've finally joined the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Spruce Up Lenten Roses
  • Spring Clean Birdhouses
  • Check for Scale Insects
  • Prune Non-Blooming Evergreens
  • Root Tuberous Begonias

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