Lower South

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Multicolored Clematis

National News

Clematis are perennial climbing vines grown for their flowers that range in color from deep purples, blues, and pinks, to white. A new variety called 'Tie Dye' adds an interesting twist, with...

Updated Garden Primer

Back in the 1980s, Barbara Damrosch’s book, The Garden Primer , was considered one of the bibles of general gardening. It was chock full of information on growing everything imaginable --...

New Golden Grape Tomato

Grape tomatoes have become very popular in grocery stores and farmers’ markets. They resemble cherry tomatoes but are more elongated, less watery, and thicker skinned. While most grape tomato...

Human Hair Disks for Containers

First, there were smart pots, now there are smart mats. SmartGrow mats are woven disks made from human hair that can enhance growth of plants. They’re completely biodegradable, and as they...

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In the Garden


Start Spring Gardening Off Right

Spring gardening season is here, and gardeners are flocking to garden centers to load up on plants and products. I guess the best garden we'll ever have is in our mind's eye while shopping in the spring. Here are a few tips to help make that vision of...
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Web Finds

Pruning Woody Plants There are many Web resources for help in pruning plants but Basic Principles of Pruning Woody...

Clever Gardening Technique

Milk Jug Recycling Place a milk jug filled with water against tomato transplants beneath a cover on a cold night....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Winter Weeds from Going to Seed
  • Thin Fruit Trees
  • Caring for Camellias
  • Plant Warm-Season Vegetables
  • Prune Evergreen Shrubs

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