Upper South

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Striking BiColored Cornflower

National News

Cornflower or mountain bluet ( Centaurea montana ) is one of the staples in the midsummer perennial garden. This widely adapted plant has silver-green foliage and produces spider-like blue...

New Flowering Pear Tree

The Bradford flowering pear ( Pyrus calleryana ) is a standard urban street tree and great small-space flowering tree in many areas of the country. However, Bradford pear has one main drawback....

An Easy Way to Measure Sunlight

“Plant the right plant in the right place” is one of the mantras of garden design. One of the factors that we use in deciding where to place a plant is how much sun a particular spot can provide....

New Veggie Garden Planner

Winter is the perfect time to plan out the vegetable garden. Designing a garden used to entail sitting at the kitchen table with seed catalogs, pieces of graph paper, and pencils and sketching out...

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In the Garden


Stretch, One, Two, Three...

Interestingly enough, while I've recently read in several garden trade magazines that gardening is on the decline because people don't want to work, simultaneously, several current consumer magazines have been heralding the physical and emotional...
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Gardening Exercise Other perspectives on gardening as exercise and exercising in order to be better able to garden...

Favorite or New Plant

Peony 'America' As with many other plants, there are hundreds of peony varieties, with only a few widely grown....
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Ready for Nesting
  • Cutting Back
  • Prepare Tools and Equipment
  • Figure Out Clematis Pruning
  • Consider Horticultural Oil

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