Middle South

March, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fantastico Tomato

National News

Tomatoes are America's favorite home vegetable garden crop. From heirlooms to hybrids, tiny grape tomatoes to mammoth beefsteak varieties, gardeners across the country are always eager to harvest...

Site Assessment for Better Gardens

Ever wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why a planting looks great at one location while the same planting looks skimpy and unattractive...

Rhododendrons of the Year

With their large showy flowers and attractive foliage, rhododendrons and azaleas are popular landscape plants across the country. But there are so many to choose from! How do you select the ones...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens

Growing healthy food is the basis for all programming at Youth Farm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a recent recipient of National Gardening Association's longest running award program, Youth Garden...

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In the Garden

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Tree Planting Tips

Spring is a great time to plant trees in your landscape. Here are some guidelines for planting a container-grown or balled-and-burlapped tree, the types most commonly available at local nurseries and garden centers. 1. Choose the right tree. Do...
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Resources

Web Finds

Arbor Day Foundation Visit the Arbor Day Foundation for information and inspiration on trees. Find information on...

Favorite or New Plant

Mahonia Mahonia is an imposing shrub that commands attention with its holly-like foliage and its racemes...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Perennials
  • Start Tomato Seeds
  • Allow Bulb Foliage to Die Back Naturally
  • Plant Potatoes
  • Plant Pansies

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