Lower 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


I Love My Soil

Ahhh the smell of it! The wonderful feel of its crumbly particles sifting through my fingers. The soft dark earth beneath my knees as I kneel down to scoop up a handful of soil from my garden. There's just nothing like rich garden soil! I love the first...
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Web Finds

Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants Pruning season is here and the Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants Web site from the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Slow-Cook Leaves for Summer Soil Building In fall and winter we have an abundance of leaves for adding to compost piles, mulching garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Transplants Strong
  • Complete Dormant Season Pruning Soon
  • Plant Bare-Root Woody Ornamentals ASAP
  • Don't Fertilize Turf Too Early
  • Give Cool Season Veggies a Boost

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