Middle South

August, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Successful Freezing

National News

Now is the season when our vegetable gardens are overflowing with fresh produce. It's also a time when many gardeners preserve some of this bounty to enjoy the rest of the year. One of the most...

Growing Public

Have you ever looked at a vacant lot, an expanse of grass around a school or municipal building, or an under-used area of a park and thought, "Food could be grown there."? Using public land to...

Bad News for Bees is Bad News for Flowers

It's not news that bees are in trouble. And not just honeybees. Declines in native populations of wild bees have been noted as well. This could present a serious problem for the many...

Joy in the Garden

Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a...

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In the Garden


Minding Your Mums

By late summer, it time to think mums. New mums provide a quick shot of seasonal color, but that's not all. When handled right, they are one of the finest perennials you can grow. Best Bloom Times As you shop for plants, check the tags to see if...
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Shows & Events

Speaking of Gardening Symposium The annual "Speaking of Gardening" symposium for horticultural professionals and enthusiasts at...

Favorite or New Plant

'Hillside Sheffield Pink' Mum One of the most garden-worthy chrysanthemum to grow as a perennial is 'Hillside Sheffield Pink',...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start a Salad Garden
  • Stake Tall Asters
  • Revive Strawberries
  • Prune Hedges
  • Plant Carrots

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