Upper South

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Snowberries

National News

Snowberries are little-used landscape shrubs, but that may change soon. A new line of snowberries from the Netherlands is being introduced that will expand home gardeners’ options for growing...

Plant Your Perennials High

Recent research from Cornell University’s Flower Bulb Research Program has shown that planting perennial flowers higher in the soil may result in better growth and survival. “High” planting...

Italian Schools Go Organic

Italians are known for their pride in preparing and serving high-quality food. Now they have become pioneers in instituting the use of organic foods in schools across the country. Since 2000 the...

Schools Grow Butterflies and Birds

School gardening is becoming more popular as teachers and parents realize the benefits to learning that this hands-on education offers. Now major corporations are getting involved. The Hilton...

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In the Garden


Magic Contained

If you live in an apartment with a balcony or patio, container plantings are a necessity if you want to garden. For those who live in a subdivision or on an acreage, containers may seem superfluous, but they are like the baguettes on a beautiful ring,...
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Lots of Container Gardening Options For whatever reason, there seems to be an overabundance of books on container gardening. One of...

Tool or Gardening Product

Soil Moist One of the most widely available of the various water management polymer products, Soil Moist can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Frost Protection Handy
  • Visit Garden Centers
  • Feed and Mulch Perennials
  • Continue Planting Spring Vegetables
  • Acclimate Houseplants to the Outdoors

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