Upper South

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Roses

National News

There are literally hundreds of rose varieties available for gardeners to plant. In order to help us choose the best ones, the All-America Rose Selections organization tests new varieties for two...

A Deer Control Roundup

Deer are a big problem for gardeners in many areas of the country. While there are a plethora of home and commercial remedies and deterrent methods available, it can be hard to differentiate...

A Better Solution for Powdery Mildew

For a number of years baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) sprays have been recommended for controlling powdery mildew and black spot fungal diseases on roses, phlox, and other garden plants. Baking...

New Arabian Lilac

Lilacs ( Syringa sp.) are popular ornamental shrubs in many northern gardens. The Arabian lilac ( Vitex trifolium purpurea ‘Fascination’), while not a true lilac, is a good alternative for...

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In the Garden


The Frontiers of Pest Control

We all have the perfect garden at this time of year, at least in our mind's eye. There are no bugs, no mildew or other fungus with which to contend. Yet no matter how much we may wish it otherwise, they will appear again, decimating melons, attacking...
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Web Finds

Resource Guide for Organic Insect and Disease Management Confused by the claims of different products for organic pest control? Many of the products...

Clever Gardening Technique

Shorter Paper White Narcissus Recent research at Cornell University has reinforced the folk wisdom that alcohol makes for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Trees and Shrubs
  • Prune Grapes
  • Make a Vegetable Garden Plan
  • Check for Whiteflies
  • Bring Branches Indoors

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