Upper South

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening

National News

If we believe the English are trendsetters in the gardening world, then we all better tune up our veggie beds. Vegetable gardening has always been the poor cousin to flower gardening in England...

Best Ground Covers for Roadsides

With an increased concern about the use of herbicides and pesticides on lawns, many gardeners are looking for alternative plants to grow along roadsides or on slopes. To help gardeners make the...

Fragrant, Deep Purple Climbing Rose

Climbing roses can make dramatic statements, and a new variety with unusually colored, strongly fragrant flowers promises plenty of drama. ‘Night Owl’ combines deep, rich violet, nearly black...

Efficient Tool for Watering Trees and Shrubs

Water and fertilizer is essential for healthy tree and shrub growth, however just sprinkling water and fertilizer on the soil surface around plants can be wasteful and doesn’t get the moisture and...

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In the Garden

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A Brilliant Burst of Color

Garden writers may extol the virtues of choosing plants with multiple seasons of interest, but sometimes you grow something that is so spectacular, though only briefly, that you just have to include it in your garden. For me, near the top of that list...
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Resources

Books

Growing Green Most gardening and farming is based on either chemical- or animal-based inputs, both of which...

Tool or Gardening Product

Circlehoe Although my day-in, day-out tool of choice is A.M. Leonard's soil knife, the circlehoe is the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinch Your Mum
  • Give Houseplants a Vacation
  • Prune and Propagate Shrubs
  • Harvest Asparagus
  • Give Special Care to Fruit Trees

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