Upper 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


Get To Know Your Soil and Learn To Love It

Learning about soil isn't the most sexy or exciting part of gardening, not like reading the glowing descriptions of wonderful new plant varieties, but when you have at least a basic understanding of soil, then that rare, new whatever is much more...
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Favorite or New Plant

French-Roman Hyacinths Picking a favorite plant at this time of year is a fool's task, but as I gaze out my office...

Tool or Gardening Product

Diggit Garden Tools Battling dandelions or star-of-Bethlehem in your garden? These need to be dug out , and one of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Frost Protection Handy
  • Prune Roses
  • Carefully Try Borax for Creeping Charlie Control
  • Bring Flowers Indoors
  • Enjoy Rhubarb

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