Upper South

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Non-Invasive Spirea

National News

Japanese spirea ( Spiraea japonica ) is an attractive and widely used landscape shrub. But like some other garden staples such as barberry, burning bush and Norway maple, it can be invasive in...

Color in the Vegetable Garden

Planting flowers in among your vegetables certainly adds color to the food garden, but it’s not the only way to liven things up. Why not try planting some colorful vegetables to delight the eye as...

Trouble-free Zinnias

Most gardeners love zinnias, with their bright blossoms in all the colors of the rainbow, save blue. There are tall- and short-growing varieties, ones with single or double blossoms- some are even...

‘Prairie Dream’ Paper Birch

With its white, peeling bark and graceful form, the paper birch is one of the most striking additions to the garden. Unfortunately, in landscape settings it is often short-lived and prone to...

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In the Garden


Looking Ahead to Summer's Pleasures

Quick! What's your favorite vegetable? I bet most of you said tomatoes. Now, what's your favorite herb? Did many of you say basil? As we plan and get ready for planting, tomatoes and basil will find their way into most of our gardens, as we dream of...
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Web Finds

Bug Guide Our world is filled with insects, so why not get to know them better? The Bug Guide is an...


Growing Vegetables in Containers Whether you're a beginning or experienced garden, someone with acres of garden or live in a patio...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean, Clean, Clean
  • Get Planting
  • Chit Potatoes
  • Plant Berries
  • Try Horticultural Oil for Pest Control

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