Upper South

February, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Say "Aloha" to Echinacea

National News

Can't make it to Hawaii for a vacation this year? You can at least bring a little island color into your garden this year with the new hybrid coneflower 'Aloha'. Bred by Terra Nova Nurseries, this...

Jammin' in the Garden

Deeply colored flowers can add a striking accent to garden beds and container plantings. And there are few that offer a more dramatic hue than Vinca 'Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry', one of the 2012...

Bats in Trouble

In 2006 a previously unknown disease was discovered killing bats in northern New York State. Since then the disease, now called white-nose syndrome for the symptom it causes in infected bats, has...

Thirsty Lawns

Here's a question for you. Which covers a greater acreage in the United States -- lawns or irrigated corn fields? If you guessed lawns, you got it right. According to a study published in the...

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In the Garden

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A Fruitful Future

Is getting healthier on your to-do list this year? Among the most pleasurable things you can do to improve your health is to eat more fruit. If the price of fruit at the supermarket gives you sticker shock, then maybe this year is also the time to start...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Colonial Williamsburg 65th Annual Garden Symposium Treat yourself to learning how to create beautiful gardens that reduce maintenance yet benefit...

Books

Growing Fruits Organically For anyone who wants to go beyond a few token fruit trees or other plants and raise them...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Snowdrops
  • Prune and Clean
  • Grow Sprouts and Microgreens
  • Make a Spring Flower Basket
  • Try a Sweeter Beet

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