Upper South

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available

National News

Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...

New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers

Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...

Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil

There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...

Vegetable Gardening on the Rise

Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...

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In the Garden

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Roses All Over

Long gone are the days of quartering roses in a dedicated rose garden. Partly, this due to gardeners becoming more adventurous, but it's also because many of the modern hybrids are more adaptable and low maintenance. 'Knockout' and its kin have brought...
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Resources

Web Finds

The Principles of Pruning Many of the state Extension Web sites have information about pruning, but another source is the...

Books

Roses Although long out of print, The Rose Book , by yours truly (Rodale Press, 1994), costs only...
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Regional Reminders

  • Have Plant Coverings Ready
  • Make a Plant Notebook
  • Grow Baptisias
  • Get Houseplants Ready for the Outdoors
  • Harden Off Seedlings

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