Lower 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


Tips for Spring Garden Seeding

Seeds are an economical way to start a garden. There is something therapeutic about growing plants from seed. It is an act of hope and faith to drop a small, dry apparently lifeless bit of plant material in the soil with the vision of a harvest to come....
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Web Finds

International Seed Saving Institute Vegetable gardeners wanting to try their hand at saving their own seeds will find International...

Clever Gardening Technique

Screened Compost for Seeds A great technique for providing a light covering for seeds is to use a finely screened compost. I...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Heat Tolerant Bedding Plants
  • Prevent Blossom End Rot
  • Prune Spring Blooming Shrubs
  • Keep Roses Tidy And Productive
  • Avoid Weed Killer Damage

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