Upper South

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Orchids for Dummies

National News

Orchids are one of the hottest plants in the United States. They are second only to poinsettias as the most popular potted plant, and they are becoming more widely available. You can find orchids...

Colorful Asparagus Beans

Asparagus beans are the oriental version of our popular pole bean. They love warm weather, growing vigorously and producing an abundance of long, thin, crunchy beans with small seeds. They are...

Eat My Car

Toyota Motor Corporation is developing new plastic products made from natural materials to be used in building their cars. Bioplastics are biodegradable, their production doesn’t increase the...

Best Lamium for Shade

The Chicago Botanic Garden has evaluated 21 different dead nettles ( Lamium ) over the past six years to determine the best varieties in their USDA zone 5 climate. Lamium is a colorful shade or...

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In the Garden

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Early Comfort from the Garden

Nothing is as comforting as a dinner plate with a hearty serving of steaming mashed potatoes, unless it's maybe crisp French fries, a large baked potato with sour cream, luscious creamy potato salad, or new potatoes with baby peas. Only a few years ago,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Growing Potatoes For a good overview of planting and caring for potatoes in the home garden, as well as an...

Books

The Potato Garden The Potato Garden (Harmony, 1993), by yours truly, is no longer in print but easily obtainable...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Bulbs
  • Get a Head Start on Weeds in the Lawn
  • Plant Pansies
  • Raise Raspberries
  • Use Antidessicant Spray

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