Upper South

March, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Go Back to School and Grow Green

National News

Youngsters may be looking ahead eagerly to the start of summer vacation, but perhaps gardeners should be thinking about going back to school -- to the Lawncare University, that is. Lawncare...

Better Biocontrol in the Future

While none of us want to see our gardens decimated by insect pests, few of us want to control pests with toxic sprays that can harm us and the environment. So it's encouraging to learn of the...

Vanishing Farmland

Our country is so vast that it's easy to think we don't have to worry as housing developments and highways spring up to cover the land. But figures released by the American Farmland Trust...

Fothergilla Favorites

Ask a gardener to describe the ideal landscape plant and he or she is likely to list easy care, multi-season interest, and freedom from insect and disease problems. Well, that is also a good...

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In the Garden


A Great Time for Asian Greens

We expect to see different mesclun or salad mixes at farmers' markets, but one of my favorite local farmers also sells something he calls a braising mix. It varies with the seasons and what's available, but it usually consists of several different kale...
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Web Finds

Chinese Vegetables Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service offers basic information on growing both...


Asian Vegetables and Herbs Two books on growing Asian vegetables have been the standard-bearers for several decades, and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Time to Enjoy Spring
  • Tend and Cook Rhubarb
  • Have Frost Protection Ready
  • Pot Stored Cannas
  • Fertilize Spring-Flowering Bulbs

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