Lower South

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Iowa County Mandates Purchase of Locally Grown Organic Foods

National News

While many people agree that eating locally grown organic produce is a good idea, one county has put its money where its mouth is. Organic food producers in the Midwest got a big boost recently...

New 3-in-1 Blueberry

Blueberries are one of the easiest fruits to grow. The bushes are small and attractive, and given the right soil conditions they can yield a pail full of delicious berries. If you have room for...

Hardy Tree Rose

Tree or “standard” roses make lovely focal points in the landscape, and they lend a formal touch when grown on either side of a doorway or along walkways. While great strides have been made in...

Iris Pot Covers

Container gardening is hot, and the use of decorative pots is even hotter. In some cases, the pots have become even more important than the plants inside them. One growing trend is matching the...

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In the Garden


African Violets Provide Easy-Care Beauty

African violets provide a burst of blooms like few other indoor plants can. They are easy to grow if you provide them with a few simple requirements to make them feel at home. If you've tried them before without success, here are some tips to get you...
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Web Finds

Rachel's Reflections Here's a Web site that was created by a lady who is absolutely crazy about African violets. My...


Plant Propagation Gardeners interested in learning how to propagate plants will find The American Horticultural...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect New Transplants
  • Preparing Seed Potatoes
  • Prevent Weeds from Seeding
  • Get an Early Start On Cucumbers and Squash
  • Plant Roses

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