Middle South

May, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Zinnias in Profusion

National News

The Profusion series of zinnias are garden favorites, appreciated for their profuse flowering all summer long, their disease resistance, and their compact size. So gardeners across the country...

Intense 'Intenz'

If you’'re looking for something to add pizzazz to your container plantings or garden beds this summer, check out Celosia 'Intenz', a new offering from Ball Ingenuity. But you better put on your...

A Peach of a Blueberry

Blueberries may be the ideal home garden fruit. Not only are the fruits delicious and filled with healthful phytonutrients, they are easy to grow, with few pest and disease problems, and the...

A Hydrangea for Small Spaces

If you love the lush summer blooms of panicle hydrangea, but are challenged to find a spot for it in your landscape because of its size, you'll be happy to learn of a new dwarf cultivar from...

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In the Garden

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Easy-Care Sempervivums

What's not to love about a plant whose name translates to "always alive?" Sempervivums (semper, meaning "always," and vivo, meaning "alive") are commonly called hens-and-chicks, for obvious reasons, and houseleeks, for obscure ones. Whatever you call...
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Resources

Web Finds

Succulent Plant Page A resource for gardeners interested in succulent plants, including cacti, the Succulent Plant...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make sure transplants are growing vigorously before you set them out in the garden. If seedlings...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs
  • Water Properly
  • Plant in Rows
  • Support Floppy Plants
  • Use Row Covers

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