Lower 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


Community Gardening is Alive and Well in Austin

Austin, Texas, is home to many great community gardens. This progressive city has been at the forefront of community gardening since the '70s and continues to offer residents the opportunity to join with other gardeners in several gardens across the...
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Shows & Events

Zilker Garden Festival Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas, hosts their Garden Festival this spring, April 2-3,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Mini Rototillers I grew up rattling my teeth behind an old front-tine tiller on hard-packed dirt. Then the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Azaleas for Next Year
  • Plant Summer Bulbs
  • Choose Caladiums Early
  • Get Ready to Fertilize Turf
  • Use Caution With Weed and Feed Products

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