Middle South

July, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Awesome Asters

National News

Asters have long been favorites for the late-season garden. Their cheerful, star-shaped blossoms (the word ″aster″ is from the Greek for ″star″) in shades of white,...

Begonia 'Sparks Will Fly'

Garden impatiens has long been a favorite for adding color to shady spots in the annual garden. But a new disease threat, downy mildew of impatiens, has caused widespread devastation of this plant...

Math in the Garden

We all know plants are amazing organisms, but did you know that some of them have done their math homework as well? Remember back in the dim reaches of high school math class learning about...

Bountiful Beans

If you like to be up to the minute with your garden news, you'll be glad to learn that All-America Selections has just announced the first of its award winners for 2014! Vegetable Award...

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In the Garden


Summer Rose Care

Now that roses have wowed us with their big burst of blooms, what comes next? The answer is simple, and it has nothing to do with types, varieties, and whether or not the rose in question will make more blooms this summer. All roses want to do right now...
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Web Finds

Save Our Hemlocks Almost every state in our region is being affected by the hemlock woolly adelgid, an imported...

Favorite or New Plant

Milkweed Pretty orange-flowered butterfly weed (Asclepius tuberosa), wild growing white milkweed (A....
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Legumes
  • Propagate Tomatoes
  • Sow Sunflowers
  • Make Hot Compost
  • Tend to Brambles

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