Upper South

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Balloon Flower Trial

National News

Balloon flowers ( Platycodons grandiflorus ) are beautiful summer-blooming perennials that come in a range of flower colors including, pink, white, and blue. They grow to a height of about 3 feet...

New California Lilac Has Colorful Foliage

Ceanothus is known as the California lilac. This shrub is hardy only in USDA zones 8 to 10. However, in those areas it grows 8 feet tall and wide and produces lavender-colored flowers from...

Smelly Compost Pile? Just Add Water

Composting is a great way to reduce household and yard organic waste and create a good soil amendment for your garden. While the materials in a well constructed compost pile will break down...

Illustrated Guide to Gardening Now Organic!

The Illustrated Guide to Gardening has been a gardening bible for many for years. Originally published in 1970s, this book has been the mainstay for many a gardener across the country. The All...

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In the Garden


Winter's Charms

Let's make one thing perfectly clear: winter is not my favorite season. It's cold and there is ice and snow. Yet I find myself enjoying it for a variety of reasons. For one thing, it is the interlude when I'm not totally wracked with guilt for not...
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Shows & Events

Maymont Flower and Garden Show Flower shows are an annual rite of winter and early spring for gardeners. One of the earliest is...


The American Woodland Garden Receiving awards from both the American Horticultural Society and the Garden Writers Association,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get a Head Start on Weeds
  • Check Stored Bulbs
  • Avoid Walking on Lawns
  • Test Soil
  • Trim Trees

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