Lower 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


Secrets of Spring Planting Success

In spring everyone's a gardener. There is something in the air now that draws us all outdoors with an undeniable optimism and visions of beautiful landscapes and bountiful gardens. While fall remains the best season to plant most woody ornamentals and...
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Shows & Events

Spring Celebration at Callaway Gardens Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, is a truly magnificent botanical garden. See the...

Favorite or New Plant

Purple Fountain Grass Ornamental grasses provide a fine texture to the landscape. Purple fountain grass ( Pennisetum...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Roses a Boost
  • Thin Fruit Trees
  • Fertilize Camellias
  • Plant Warm-Season Vegetables
  • Be Patient With Spring Bulbs

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