Upper South

February, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Flowering Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckia, or black-eyed Susans, are native American wildflowers that have recently gone through a breeding revolution. There are many new selections of this tough, easy-to-grow perennial that...

Online Tool Helps Calculate Carbon Sequestration of Trees

Much of the talk about reducing the effects of global warming has revolved around the amount of carbon dioxide that gets emitted into the atmosphere. One way to reduce CO2 emissions to plant more...

Plants Help People in Hospitals Heal Faster

All gardeners know that plants -- and flowers in particular -- can bring a smile to someone's face. But can flowers be used to help people recover from illnesses? Researchers at Kansas State...

New Sweet Corn with Purple Cob

Nothing is more rewarding than munching on sweet corn harvested fresh from your garden. There are lots of sweet corn types available, from old heirlooms to supersweet varieties. Recently breeders...

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In the Garden


It's Just Around the Corner

The first red-winged blackbird, singing his rusty-gate song, has appeared. I've spotted robins as well, and a flock of sandhill cranes was sited flying north. All of which means, it won't be long before it's time to plant the first round of lettuce,...
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Web Finds

First-Aid for Storm-Damaged Trees Ice storms not only break limbs but also gardener's hearts. Knowing what to do during and after...


Getting Fit with Gardening Looking for ways to both get in shape and have a beautiful yard? Authors Bunny Guinness and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Do Extra for Birds in Bad Weather
  • Get Seed-Starting Supplies Ready
  • Take Advantage of Spring Days
  • Clean Houseplant Leaves
  • Make Observations

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