Lower South

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Thornless Roses

National News

Everyone loves roses, but no one loves the thorns. Thornless rose varieties have been available since the 1960s but now there are new, improved varieties to choose from. Smooth Touch roses feature...

NGA Wins Book Award

National Gardening Association has been publishing kids gardening curriculum and activity books for more than 25 years. These books are very popular with teachers and parents and one of our most...

Broccoli Sprouts May Inhibit Ulcers

It’s been widely reported that broccoli is loaded with the chemical sulfuraphane, a known antioxidant. It’s also been found this chemical has antibiotic properties. Researchers at John Hopkins...

Unusual Edible Ornamental

Edible gardening is all the rage across the country. People are looking to grow some of their own food, but not wanting to sacrifice beauty. Here’s an unusual, international edible plant that’s...

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In the Garden


Summer Greens

My garden's cool-season greens are quickly shutting down for the season. The lettuce is bolting as is the cress and the spinach. My last planting of arugula is still okay for the time being but will soon go the way of the first planting with bloom...
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Web Finds

Gardening in Deer Country Gardeners are increasingly having to deal with deer damage to their plants as our neighborhoods...

Favorite or New Plant

Rose Campion There are plants that flower and there are plants with attractive foliage. But what about both?...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Annuals a Spring Boost
  • Control Aphids
  • Prevent Blossom End Rot
  • Time to Fertilize the Lawn
  • Let Wildflowers Go to Seed

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