Upper South

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Purple Magnolia

National News

Spring is magnolia time in many areas of the country. These early-blooming trees are some of the first reminders of the colorful flowering trees and shrubs to come. Now there is a new,...

Versatile Garden Planter

It looks like a long, black punching bag, but the Garden Soxx is really a new way to container garden. Garden Soxx is a tubular, mesh bag that has the texture of heavy-duty socks. It lets in water...

The Ultimate Gardener

It's not often that we toot our own horn, but the new book The Ultimate Gardener (HCI Publishing, 2009), by NGA horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi, features fun, heart-warming short stories about...

Fish Emulsion as a Fertilizer and Fungicide

Although most organic gardeners have used fish emulsion as an effective fertilizer for crops, recent research suggests that it can also be used as a fungicide to fight diseases as well....

More News »

In the Garden


A Victory for Everyone

If the situation weren't so serious, I'd find the current bandwagon for backyard (or front, for that matter) food gardening a bit bemusing. No doubt, converts will fall by the wayside once they discover the amount of work involved. Hopefully, some will...
Read more »



Good Garden Soil Good garden soil is the key to healthy, beautiful plants. Most gardeners bemoan the fact that...

Tool or Gardening Product

GardenSoxx When all else fails and you want a container garden, you can simply cut a hole (or more) in a bag...
Read more »

Regional Reminders

  • Prepare for Cold Spells
  • Plant and Care for Roses
  • Give Bare-Root Plants TLC
  • Prune and Prune Some More
  • Enjoy Rhubarb

Read more »

Syndicate this Report

Our Mission in Action

Shop Our Holiday Catalog