Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Putting Bees Out to Pasture

National News

We've all heard of putting the cows out to pasture, but how about bees? In an effort to encourage populations of native bees that can take on pollinating duties as the number of honeybees decline,...

Gardening for Monarch Butterflies

Soon millions of monarch butterflies will begin their annual journey, flying thousands of miles from eastern North America to overwintering sites high in the mountains of central Mexico. (Monarchs...

Save Energy with Solar Lights

One way to help save energy is to use solar fixtures for outdoor lighting. But in the past, many solar fixtures gave off such dim light that they were not very effective in the landscape. Now from...

Improve Your Gardening with a Coach

While reading about gardening is a great way to increase your knowledge, there is nothing like having an experienced gardener actually out in the garden with you, giving advice first-hand. Some...

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In the Garden


Plants I'd Grow Again

Gardeners don't move often. They like to stay put, rooting themselves into the soil they've amended year after year and twining heartstrings around beloved plants which, somehow, always make life more engaging and fulfilling. Though I count myself...
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Shows & Events

Open House at Plant Delights Visit Plant Delights Nursery and Juniper Level Botanical Garden, September 11-13, on the final...

Favorite or New Plant

Goldenrod 'Fireworks' It's the season for hay fever, but don't blame goldenrod. Though the bold yellow blooms of this...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Armyworms
  • Untangle Root-Bound Plants
  • Leave the Limbs on Young Trees
  • Eradicate Established Poison Ivy
  • Maintain Wooden Tool Handles

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