Upper South

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sweet Roses Make For Sweet Dreams

National News

Beautiful, fragrant roses make most people happy, and now research is suggesting that fragrant roses may also make our sleep happier by stimulating happy dreams. Researchers in Germany analyzed...

Grow Figs in a Pot

Fresh figs are a treat, especially if you eat them right off the tree. However, most varieties are only hardy to USDA zone 8 (although the roots of some varieties are hardy to USDA zone 6). In...

Birds Eat More Weed Seed in Organic Fields

It's thought that organic farms have lots of bird and wildlife activity because of the lack of harmful chemicals that are sprayed on the fields. Birds, in particular, are welcome because they are...

Vacation Plant Treatment to Resist Drought

Summer vacations are often a tough time on plants, and can be challenging for the gardener, too. You have to get a neighbor, friend, or relative to come in and water the plants or take a chance it...

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In the Garden


Take A Fresh Look At Your Garden

Recently, my friend Susan and I went to a gardener's fair. While walking around looking at a wonderful assortment of plants as well as garden furniture, ornaments, tools, and supplies, she started lamenting about her garden. Susan lives in a house...
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Shows & Events

Butterflies LIVE! The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, is celebrating its 25th anniversary...


Hardy Succulents Even with the easiest to grow of plants, it helps to have good gardening information so that you...
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Regional Reminders

  • Practice Garden Safety
  • Try A Window Box of Succulent
  • Enjoy Strawberries
  • Plant and Care for Annuals
  • Don't Wait Too Long to Prune Shrubs

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