Coastal and Tropical South

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Celebrate National Garden Month

National News

"Give A Garden -- Add Beauty to Life" is the theme of this year's National Garden Month, a celebration organized by the National Gardening Association, with the assistance of numerous...

Hellebores: Perennial Plant of the Year

The Lenten rose ( Helleborus x hybridus ) has been making quite a splash recently. There are many new varieties available, and more gardeners are discovering the delights of this early-blooming,...

Barberry Alternatives

Barberries are attractive landscape plants. Their thorns can repel deer and other animals, they spread quickly to create a protective hedge, they are widely adapted to poor soils, and they grow in...

Micro Eco-Farming

While a major back-to-the-land movement 30 years ago received a lot of press, author Barbara Berst-Adams contends another more quiet back-to-the-land movement has been happening on small acreages...

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In the Garden


Gardens to Share

Public places say a lot about a community, and public plantings give the most positive message. Street trees in bloom for blocks welcome visitors to the neighborhood and move people along from house to house. Flower gardens no town can afford are the...
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Shows & Events

Sheep to Shawl Festival This event sounds like more fun than any I've read about lately. On April 2 the Fiber Guild of...

Web Finds

Junior Master Gardeners Feeling bad about the future? Visit the Junior Master Gardeners Web site for an instant cure....
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Regional Reminders

  • Provide Drinks All Around
  • Don't Mow Too Low
  • Treating Fire Ants
  • Pruning Azaleas
  • Moving Bulbs

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