Middle South

June, 2010
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Open House at Trial Gardens of UGA
Visit with Dr. Allan Armitage at the Trial Garden of the University of Georgia on Saturday, July 10, to see how the 2010 annuals and perennials grow. At the garden, plant evaluations are made every two weeks, with performance ratings based on number of flowers, leaf color, uniformity of habit and flower, resistance to insects and diseases, and overall appearance. Open from 8 am to 1 pm, the event will also feature a plant sale and book signing. A donation of $5 is suggested. For directions, visit the Web site at http://ugatrial.hort.uga.edu.

Clever Gardening Technique

Foil Deer With Herbs
Deer, insatiable animals that can ravage a garden overnight, will not eat many herbs, especially those that are highly aromatic or strongly flavored, or have coarse, hairy or prickly leaves. Where these pests are a problem, consider your garden relatively safe with lemon balm, oregano, rosemary, lavender, tarragon, dill, borage, fennel, chamomile, sweet basil, parsley, marjoram, and tansy. Herbs that may even help repel deer include thyme, mint, nepeta, and sage.

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