Upper South

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Regifting Flower Bouquets

National News

Bouquets of cut flowers are a sign of love and affection and are a sure way to make someone smile. Every year thousands of cut flowers decorate special events like weddings, banquets, and...

Miniature Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia davidii ) are the darlings of the midsummer perennial border. Their flowers form on new growth and become more numerous as the summer goes on. It’s a great delight to...

Community-Based Weather Reporting

Gardeners are keenly interested in the weather, and for good reason. Floods, droughts, hail, and snowstorms can spell disaster for many plants. While weather forecasting has become more...

All About Green Roofs

Green roofs are becoming more popular in cities across the country. Many municipalities see growing plants on roofs as a way to reduce water runoff, summer air temperature, and pollution. Until...

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In the Garden

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Be Fruitful

Strawberry shortcake, blueberry pancakes, raspberry anything. Life might go on if we didn't have these foods, but it sure would be a lot less pleasurable. And a lot less healthy. Berries, grapes, and other fruits have a wide range of health benefits,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Plant Information Online Once only available by paid subscription, Plant Information Online is now completely free....

Books

Growing Fruits Sad to say, there is no one perfect book providing information on growing fruits, but there are a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Dahlias and Tuberous Begonias Indoors
  • Try Stepables and Win
  • Choose Shade-Tolerant Vegetables
  • Control Crabgrass with Corn Gluten
  • Plant Asparagus and Rhubarb

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