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Middle South

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Mildew Resistant Ninebark

National News

Varieties of eastern ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) , an eastern U.S. native shrub, have become popular landscape plants in recent years, beginning with the development of the cultivar...

All-American Daylilies

Daylilies are popular perennials for their ease of care and the astounding variety of sizes, flower forms, and colors they offer. But selecting the best varieties from among this abundance can be...

Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower

If you just can't make up your mind which of the many colors of coneflowers to grow, grow them all! Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit', just announced as a 2013 All-America Selections (AAS) Flower Award...

Award-Winning Rose

Rose lovers across the country will be excited to learn that All-America Rose Selections® (AARS) has just announced its winner for 2013. Francis Meilland™ (Rosa 'Meitroni') is a tall,...

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In the Garden


Favoring Foliage, Part II

In the past two years, I've moved to a shady landscape, downsized my garden space, and decided to limit high-maintenance plants. Each of these changes means fewer flowers in summer, especially from sun-loving herbaceous perennials. As a consequence,...
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Shows & Events

Speaking of Gardening Symposium The 2012 Speaking of Gardening Symposium at the NC Arboretum, scheduled for Friday and Saturday,...

Favorite or New Plant

Little Lime Hydrangea I've long been a fan of 'Limelight' hydrangea (H. paniculata 'Limelight') for its beautiful and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pick a Ripe Watermelon
  • Save Sunflower Seeds
  • Plant a Second Season of Vegetables
  • Freeze Surplus Tomatoes
  • Bag Diseased Plants

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