Upper South

February, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant Coneflowers

National News

Coneflowers are well loved as wildflowers, perennial garden flowers, and medicinal herbs. Now you can add "fragrant cut flowers" to their list of assets. Echinacea 'Sunrise' and Echinacea...

Exciting New Annual Flowers

While we all love to come upon a totally new plant we've never seen before, new variations on old favorites -- such as these six new flower introductions -- can be just as tempting. 'Magellan...

New Tomato Varieties for 2005

Tomato is the king of the vegetable garden. There are hundreds of varieties available, and no matter how many you grow, there's always the temptation to try one more. Here are some of the latest...

Earthworm Castings Repel Insects

It's widely known that earthworm castings (droppings) are a great fertilizer (especially for container plants) and can suppress soil diseases. Now, research from Germany has found that not only do...

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In the Garden


When Good Gardens Go Bad

Perhaps it's just my problem. A well-planned garden, with the plants carefully chosen, turns out not to measure up to the original concept. Or, after creating a number of garden areas, I discover that my time is finite and the growth of weeds is not....
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Building Garden Ornaments Getting anxious to get started on this year's garden? While waiting for those first warm days,...

Tool or Gardening Product

The Avant Gardener Tools come in many forms, and information is certainly one of them. A singular source of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Tackle Carpentry Projects
  • Add Winter Wonders
  • Care for Trees and Shrubs
  • Plan the Vegetable Garden
  • Fertilize Hollies

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