Upper South

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Wild Ginger on Steroids

National News

Wild ginger ( Asarum ) is a favorite ground cover and woodland plant for shade gardens, especially those located under high deciduous tree canopies. Now from China comes a new cousin of wild...

Reduce Your Risk From Pesticides in Produce

Many people worry about the amount of pesticides they're exposed to through a diet of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Even gardeners who grow their own produce depend on food from the...

Eat Your Weeds

Lamb's-quarter is a well-known weed in many vegetable and flower gardens across the country. While many gardeners spend hours pulling and hoeing this weed, maybe they should start eating it...

Easier Way to Plant Bulbs

It’s bulb-planting time, and if you’re planning on popping in some daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and other spring beauties, a bulb-planting tool can lesson the strain on your back and legs....

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In the Garden


Favorite Spots for Bulbs

I love seeing masses of tulips in someone else's yard, but integrating them into my own yard has always been a challenge. I suppose my irritation with the subject relates to my mother's love of daffodils. She planted them everywhere in her garden, then...
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Web Finds

Native Plant Societies For people who are interested in native plants and how to grow them, some of the best sources of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Ripening Green Tomatoes Indoors Tomatoes that are still green but mature can be ripened indoors. "Mature green" is a full-sized...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pick Pears
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Repair Lawn
  • Begin Planting Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Rejuvenate Hostas

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