Upper South

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Snow in Summer

National News

Sweet alyssum ( Lobularia ) is such a versatile plant, it deserves a spot in just about every garden. Its frothy mounds of flowers look great as an edging plant, in a hanging basket or trailing...

Composting Made Easy

Adding compost to your soil is one of the best ways to improve growing conditions in any garden. Compost helps to lighten heavy soil, increase the water-holding capacity of sandy soils, encourage...

Back-Friendly Gardening

Gardening is great exercise, but all the bending and stooping needed as you weed, prune and plant can take its toll on your back. For those of us whose backs aren’t as strong as they once were, a...

Greencare for Troops

Greencare for Troops is a nationwide outreach program coordinated by the non-profit organization Project Evergreen, whose mission is to preserve and enhance green space in communities across the...

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In the Garden


Winning Possibilities

As spring approaches and you look forward eagerly to the opportunity to go plant shopping, excitement is sometimes offset by confusion as you try to select what's best for your garden. Of course, it pays to plan ahead, reading books, magazines and web...
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Web Finds

National Ash Tree Seed Collection Initiative In the event that the emerald ash borer cannot be contained, the USDA Natural Resources...

Favorite or New Plant

Lenten Rose Most of the most widely grown hellebores, popularly known as Lenten roses, are at their height...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Soil Moisture Before Digging
  • Plan to Fertilize Spring Bulbs
  • Start Canna Rhizomes
  • Plant According to Cold Tolerance
  • Plant Pansies and Violas

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