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Middle South

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Multicolored Bee Balm

National News

Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...

Incredible New Hydrangea

From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular ?Annabelle? hydrangea. ?Annabelle? is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...

New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...

Earthworms Spread Weed Seed

Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...

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In the Garden


Beautiful Plants or Troublesome Invasives?

OK, I'll admit it. I've knowingly planted invasive species. Well, sort of. Our fence is draped with white sweet autumn clematis, 'Heavenly Blue' morning glories, and red cardinal climber, all of which could be considered invasive in our region. (Does...
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Web Finds

Native Plants for Georgia Had I consulted Native Plants for Georgia before planting sweet autumn clematis, I might have...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mulch with Weeds As you pull up young annual weeds like lamb's-quarter and pigweed in your vegetable garden, toss...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pot Up Perennial Herbs to Bring Indoors
  • Start New Garden Beds
  • Choose the Right Bulbs
  • It's Time for Chrysanthemums
  • Remove Synthetic Burlap

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