Lower South

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

Hostas are the backbone of the shade garden. Easy to grow and generally trouble-free, they are available in a myriad of sizes and leaf shapes, colors and variegation patterns. In fact, the biggest...

Old Time Tomatoes

Gardeners grow heirloom tomatoes for a variety of reasons- for their delicious flavor, unique appearance, to maintain strains of genetic diversity. But even if these other reasons didn’t apply,...

Welcome to Munchkin Land

Oak-leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea quercifolia ) are wonderful landscape plants. Their large, lobed leaves add textural interest to the garden in summer and change to gorgeous shades of burgundy and...

Lawn Care Made Easier

If you’ve ever struggled to move downspout extensions and splash blocks before you mow- and then had put them back once you were done- you’ll probably appreciate a new product from Landscape...

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In the Garden


Grow Up

No offense, but you really need to grow up! Seriously. Okay, I'm talking about your garden. Now I don't normally pry into your business, but if you'll allow me to for just this one time, I think you'll see the benefits of vertical gardening. I...
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Favorite or New Plant

Tangerine Beauty Crossvine 'Tangerine Beauty' crossvine ( Bignonia capreolata ) is a splendid vine for covering a fence or...

Clever Gardening Technique

Interplanting Vegetables Plant a fast maturing crop in between slower growing crops to get more out of the space. For...
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Regional Reminders

  • Move Houseplants Outdoors Gradually
  • Plant Heat Tolerant Veggies
  • Fertilize Tomatoes
  • Get Ready to Fertilize Turf
  • Thin Fruit Crops Early

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