Upper South

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Mildew-Resistant Phlox

National News

Tall summer phlox ( Phlox paniculata ) are a midsummer treat is any perennial garden. The flowers are showy and are available in a range of colors, including pure white, pink, lilac, and red....

To Till or Not Till in Compost

Most gardeners know that compost applied to perennial beds helps the soil and plants in many ways. Usually the added compost is tilled into the soil before planting. Now research from the...

Community Gardens at all USDA Facilities

New research from the National Gardening Association shows there are more than 1 million community gardens in the United States and up to 3 million people would like to garden in a community garden...

New Early, Sweet Melon

Melons are a favored summer vegetable. While most gardeners are familiar with the traditional cantaloupes, there are now other exotic melons making it into farmer's markets, grocery stores, and...

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In the Garden


Make Plans for Safe Pest Control

Okay, I'll admit that at this time of year, just as the first daffodils are getting ready to pop open, and we're all excited about getting into the garden, it's easy to gloss over the problems lurking just weeks away. Problems like flea beetles, squash...
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Web Finds

Notural Organic Lawn Care If I ruled the world, there would only be an occasional tiny patch of lawn on a property, merely...

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Deer Repellents On the sliding scale of deer invasion, if you live in an area that doesn't require fencing but...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Berries, Grapes, and Other Fruits
  • Test Old Seeds
  • Little by Little, Uncover and Trim
  • Give the Lawn Some TLC
  • Indulge in Sweet Peas

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