Upper South

March, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Japanese Sweet Corn

National News

Supersweet corn varieties created a revolution in the corn world when they were introduced because they allowed gardeners to harvest and keep sweet corn for weeks in the summer. However, some...

New Portable Label Maker

Keeping track of plants in the garden is always a challenge. Of course, the best way to know which perennial flower is growing where is to label them. But labeling each and every plant is...

Razzle Dazzle Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Crape myrtles are considered the "lilacs of the South." They grow easily in hot climates, flowering in summer when few other trees are in bloom. However, gardeners with small yards have limited...

Disease-Tolerant Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a fun crop to grow, but for gardeners in areas with humid summers, such as in the Midwest and the eastern US, powdery mildew disease can reduce production. In 2005, researchers at the...

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In the Garden



We all know that change is challenging, nay gut-wrenching, even if the situation is a change for the better. Change plays a big role in our lives as gardeners. This year, the weather may be hotter, colder, wetter, or drier than last year. The rose that...
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Shows & Events

Native Plants: Cultivating a Sustainable Future The US National Arboretum in Washington, D.C., is presenting a one-day symposium on native plants...

Web Finds

Hydrangea Questions and Answers In recent years, hydrangeas have become some of the most popular shrubs for the landscape, with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Snowdrops
  • Plant Peas
  • Apply Horticultural Oil
  • Cut Back Ornamental Grasses and Shrubs
  • Use Antidessicant Spray

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