Upper South

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Self-Reliant Roses

National News

The rose may be the queen of flowers, but many of the roses grown in gardens today will only look regal when given a toxic regimen of pesticides to ward off disease and insects, along with lots of...

Here Comes the Sun

Annual sunflowers are among the most gratifying plants to grow. Simply stick a few seeds in the ground after the soil has warmed up, and before you know it, the plants are up and racing skyward to...

Get Help Solving Plant Problems

What's wrong with my plant? Is this plant a weed? What insect is this? Are these questions you've asked yourself but been unsure how to answer? The folks at the University of Minnesota Extension...

A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Broccoli

Former President George H. W. Bush famously remarked, "I do not like broccoli." Perhaps he'd have liked it more if he ate it sprinkled with sugar. While a spoonful of sugar might help the broccoli...

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In the Garden


Roses for Every Garden

Roses are arguably the most recognized flower throughout the world, and probably the most beloved when received in a bouquet. In the garden, it is an entirely different story, where they are as likely to be greeted with curses as kisses. What with their...
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Web Finds

Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden Billed as "one of the world's most environmentally friendly rose gardens," The Peggy Rockefeller...


Growing Roses Sustainably In the series of essays edited by Pat Shanley, Peter Kukielski, and Gene Waering that comprise...
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Regional Reminders

  • Create A Dooryard Herb Garden
  • Add Berries to Your Garden
  • Provide Support for Perennials
  • Prune and Feed Spring-Blooming Trees and Shrubs
  • Document and Care for Spring-Flowering Bulbs

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