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Middle South

May, 2014
Regional Report

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Red Swan Bush Beans

National News

Edible landscaping is a concept that's here to stay. No longer is the food garden relegated to a rectangle of plants in straight rows tucked into an out-of-the-way spot in the backyard. Gardeners,...

Sweet Orange Impatiens

Impatiens has long been a favorite choice for all summer color in the shade garden. But unfortunately in the past few years a new disease called downy mildew of impatiens has decimated plantings...

Pop in a Winterberry

Winterberry, a deciduous member of the Holly clan, is popular for adding fall and winter color to the landscape with its bright red berries. But most varieties of Ilex verticillata are large...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens: Chicago Youth Center

In a crime-ridden neighborhood in Chicago, the Chicago Youth Center's (CYC) Sunshine Garden, a recipient of the National Gardening Association's 2014 Youth Garden Grant, provides a safe haven for...

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In the Garden


Grow Vertical with Annual Vines

If you are looking for plants that offer maximum rewards for minimal effort, look no further than annual vines. Morning glories are perhaps the most common annual vine, and for good reason: They grow quickly, are easy to maintain, and flower abundantly....
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Web Finds

Plant Name Pronunciation If you've ever embarrassed yourself by asking nursery staff for a "cotton-Easter" (cotoneaster),...

Favorite or New Plant

Persian Shield Persian shield (Strobilanthes dyerianus) is one of those plants that you have to see to...
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Regional Reminders

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

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