Lower 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


Spring Gardening 'Words to the Wise'

In spring everyone is a gardener! Even people who normally aren't that interested in gardening get the spring fever and can't resist buying a few plants to beautify the home place. I certainly share in the enthusiasm. Our spring bulbs are blooming, the...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Cobra Head Weeder The cobra head weeder is a simple gardening tool but one I reach for often. It is good for doing...

Clever Gardening Technique

Help for Lonely Fruit Trees Some types of fruit trees need a second variety nearby for pollination or they won't set fruit....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Plants Damaged by Cold
  • Fertilize New Transplants
  • Plant Warm Season Seeds
  • Fertilize Roses
  • Allow Herbs and Vegetables to Go To Seed

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