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


To Help and Be Helped

For many people, asking for help is one of the most difficult things to do. It somehow admits defeat or weakness or not knowing something. Conversely, and oddly enough, giving help can be just as awkward. We don%t want to intrude or negatively imply to...
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Web Finds

National Center for Home Food Preservation Thinking about learning to can and freeze produce out of your garden or from a farmer%s market?...

Favorite or New Plant

Sarastro Bellflower Looking for a drop-dead, blue-flowered perennial? Then consider Sarastro bellflower. As with most...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Your Roses Some TLC
  • Remove Spent Blooms on Lilacs and Rhododendrons
  • Have a "Sunny" Summer
  • Wisely Enjoy the Outdoors
  • It's Not Too Late for Vegetable Planting

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