Middle South

June, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Picking Perfect Phlox

National News

Garden phlox is one of the stalwarts of the summer garden, providing color and stature during the midsummer months. But, although lovely, it isn't always carefree. Too often powdery mildew mars...

'Patio Baby' Eggplant

Eggplants in the garden are beautiful to look at and offer lots of delicious culinary possibilities in the kitchen. But they are not always the easiest crop to grow. It can be a challenge to...

You Glow Girl!

To get the most from your landscape plants, keep in mind what they offer as the seasons change. A flowering shrub may look gorgeous in full bloom, but what does it offer when it's not in flower?...

Non-Invasive Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are long time garden favorites, both for their graceful, fragrant panicles of flowers, as well as for the butterflies these blooms draw to the garden....

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In the Garden


Flocks of Phlox

The name phlox comes from the Greek word for flame. There are more than 60 species; the most common in home gardens are tall phlox, moss phlox, creeping phlox, Drummond's phlox, and woodland phlox. Because these species have very different forms,...
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Web Finds

Tomato Staking Techniques Evaluation The key to growing good tomatoes is to trellis, cage, or otherwise support them. If you don't,...

Favorite or New Plant

Coneflowers Coneflowers (Echinacea spp.) are growing in popularity as people discover the plants' beauty,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Determine Culprit Before Spraying
  • Deadhead Daily
  • Reuse and Recycle
  • Attract Beneficial Insects
  • Prune Roses

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