Upper South

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Black and Gold Cannas

National News

Seven years ago a new canna lily from South Africa took the gardening world by storm. ‘Tropicanna’ canna features bright orange flowers and multicolored leaves with pink, yellow, red, orange, and...

An Eye-Catching Golden Fern

Ferns are gaining in popularity as more gardeners are choosing these plants for shady spots in their yards. Ferns offer ease of care, and beautiful, textured fronds of varying shapes and sizes....

Antibiotics in Veggies?

Adding manure to vegetable gardens is a time-honored method of fertilizing plants. However, many animals are fed regular doses of antibiotics, and up to 90 percent of those antibiotics can pass...

Copper Blocker Mesh for Slug Control

Spring means wet weather, and wet weather means slugs. Many gardeners know of the efficacy of using copper wire or copper flashing as a barrier to repel slugs. The slugs get a small electrical...

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In the Garden


Wishing You the Berry Best

With the season of strawberry shortcakes upon us, I can't help but get up on a soapbox to exhort you to consider adding some of the easier-to-grow fruit crops to your garden. Why more people don't is a mystery to me. Nutritionists are constantly telling...
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Growing Fruit For a basic book on growing fruit, Lewis Hill's Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden (Storey...

Tool or Gardening Product

Red Plastic Mulch Keeping up with weeding is one of the banes of growing strawberries. Plastic mulches help to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare for Frost
  • Prune Spring-Flowering Trees and Shrubs
  • Plant Tender Bulbs
  • Repair Lawn
  • Don't Dig Wet Soil

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