Upper South

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

ARS Member's Choice Rose

National News

Since 2003 The American Rose Society (ARS) has awarded a Member’s Choice Award each year to the rose that receives the highest kudos from ARS members. The award covers roses introduced to the...

Grow Bigger Potatoes

If you’re hoping to grow the biggest potatoes possible this summer, try adding more calcium to the soil. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison grew ‘Russet Burbank’ potatoes in...

Simpler Seeding

Planting your garden from seed just got a little simpler. SeedBallz is a new product that features seeds encased in a marble-sized clay and sand ball. To plant, just spread the balls on top of the...

Rebecca's Garden Helps Seniors

Gardening continues to be one of the most important pastimes for older adults, but even healthy seniors can lose interest in this hobby because of brief illness, injury, or lack of companionship....

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In the Garden

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A Propensity for Trees

Here's an idea for you: The next time you get together with gardening friends, ask them to complete the sentence, "Real gardeners ..." Near the top of my list of answers would be: "Real gardeners plant trees." And not just one or two ubiquitous ones at...
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Resources

Books

Native Trees For information about choosing and growing native trees, I frequently turn to Landscaping with...

Tool or Gardening Product

Soil Knife My newest tool is a soil knife, which has a concave blade about 6 inches long and 2 inches wide,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try Alternatives to Black Plastic Mulch
  • Weed Once a Week
  • Finish Deadheading Spring Bulbs
  • Feed and Mulch Azaleas and Rhododendrons
  • Move Houseplants Outdoors

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