Upper South

April, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gardening For the Cure

National News

Smooth leaf hydrangeas ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are adaptable native shrubs that flourish in many parts of the country. And breeders have given us a host of beautiful cultivars to choose from....

A Dangerous Book

Be forewarned. The minute you open The Gardener's Color Palette , you can kiss your savings account goodbye. Because once you get a look at the stunning photographs of flowers by Clive Nichols...

Karmic Justice?

Anyone who gardens in the eastern U.S. is familiar with the Japanese beetle, that voracious consumer of just about anything green in the garden. It is one of the most destructive pests east of the...

A Helenium of a Different Color

Helenium, also known as sneezeweed, has long been a favorite for adding color to the late season garden. The daisy-like flowers with raised centers bloom in autumnal shades of orange, red, russet...

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In the Garden


Be Prepared for Wildlife Emergencies

Gardens naturally invite wildlife, but popular trends in gardening really roll out the red carpet. Nectar, seed and berry producing plants lure birds and butterflies, feeders bring in even more birds, bird and bat houses provide lodging, while birdbaths...
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Web Finds

Peppers - From Sweet to Fiery Peppers are among the most pesticide-ridden foods according to the Environmental Working Group...

Favorite or New Plant

Japanese Kerria Japanese kerria ( Kerria japonica ), is a shrub that has been used in gardens long enough to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Your Camera Handy
  • Choose Your Sunscreen Wisely
  • Get A Kitchen Compost Bucket
  • Enjoy Asparagus
  • Know The Approximate Times to Plant

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