Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Plants

National News

Gardeners sometimes have mixed feelings about variegated plants. On one hand, they add color when the plant is out of bloom. On the other hand, variegated plants can be less vigorous compared to...

Rotating Hanging Basket

Have you ever noticed how your hanging baskets get lopsided by midsummer? Usually it?s because one side receives more sunlight than the other, spurring uneven growth. Short of getting up on a...

Sugar Helps Trees Survive

Many trees suffer from transplant shock after being dug from the nursery and put into containers to be sold at the garden center. Often less than 5 percent of the original roots survive the move....

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In the Garden


On Goldfish Pond

When I was growing up, my family's 1/4-acre yard was an oasis in our suburban neighborhood of manicured lawns and predictable foundation plantings. In our yard, there were places to hide, trees to climb, and all sorts of things to look at and play with....
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Web Finds

Water Garden Web Sites Here are a few Web sites to help you design and build a water garden: Aquatic Garden Pond and...


Guide to Water Gardens The New Complete Guide to Water Gardens: Ponds, Fountains, Waterfalls, Streams , by Kathleen...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinch Mums
  • Plant Basil
  • Seed Summer Squash
  • Plant a Variety of Beans
  • Set Out Tomatoes

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