Upper South

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Devilishly Good Ninebark

National News

Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...

Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel

Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...

Defying Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...

Chiming in on Bellflowers

Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...

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In the Garden


Learning to Love Lawn

Okay, let's be honest here -- I love plants, big plants, small plants, trees, shrubs, roses, annuals, perennials, bulbs, tubers, rhizomes, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. Now, here's a short quiz. What's missing on this list? Yes, that's right, lawns....
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Cooking Greens Greens are among the most important foods we should be eating, but they can sometimes present a...

Favorite or New Plant

Hyacinths All the spring-flowering bulbs, from the earliest snowdrop to the last tulip, entrance me from...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Hydrangeas
  • Start Your Sweet Potato Transplants
  • Buy More Pansies
  • Prune, Feed, and Plant Roses
  • Visit Garden Centers Often

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