Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Compact Obedient Plant

National News

Obedient plant ( Physostegia ) is a widely adapted perennial flower that is so-named, not for its compact and controllable growth habit, but for the way the flowers can be bent into a desired...

On-Line Fruit Encyclopedia

If you?re a fruit nut, here?s a Web site for you. is an on-going encyclopedia of edible fruits of the world that lists almost 300 different fruits from around the world. Developed...

The Soil Sifter

Many garden plants love a loose, fertile topsoil for growing. This is especially true of fine-rooted plants. However, unless you?re willing to buy bagged topsoil or compost or have someone screen...

Keeping Kudzu Under Control

It?s considered the scourge of the South. Kudzu is a perennial, vining weed that has taken over thousands of acres of land in the Southeast. It spreads at a rate of 150,000 acres a year and, with...

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In the Garden


Make a List, Check it Twice

Have you ever wondered what makes some gardens successful and others less so? For me, the answer is twofold. I like gardens that are expressive and cohesive. In other words, they reflect the interests and sensibilities of the gardener, but do so with...
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Shows & Events

Georgia Perennial Plant Association Program Join The Georgia Perennial Plant Association at their open monthly meeting for the program...

Web Finds

Preserving Food: Drying Fruits and Vegetables With vegetable gardening on the rise, can food preservation be far behind? In addition to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Alert for Azalea Lace Bugs
  • Control Weeds
  • Prune Wisteria
  • Plant for Second Harvest
  • Fill in the Blanks

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