Upper South

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association (PPA) chooses an easily grown, widely adapted perennial with multi-season interest as its Perennial Plant of the Year. Brunnera macrophylla 'Jack...

Casting Votes, Saving Rivers

River Network is an organization devoted to saving one of the earth's most precious resources -- fresh water. Population growth, climate change, stormwater-caused pollution, and wetland...

Overfed and Undernourished

Here's an alarming statistic. According to a nationwide dietary survey conducted by researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service's Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, ″For...

Fighting Plant Viruses with Biomarkers

When you have a pest or disease outbreak in your garden, it may feel like the insects or microorganisms have the upper hand. But scientists are working hard to fight back in ways that are...

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In the Garden


A Key to Spring Planting Success

Vegetable gardening season has started! How do I know? At this point in my life, I can go by past experiences and observing the weather. Other criteria used by gardeners include the phases of the moon or related natural phenomena, such as planting corn...
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Web Finds

2012 Green Thumb Awards For those gardeners intrigued by new plants and garden items, one source of information to turn...


A Different Kind of Vegetable Gardening Book Concurrent with the burgeoning interest in growing vegetables is the large crop of vegetable...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Lucky with Shamrocks
  • Prune Clematis
  • Take a Walk, Add a Task
  • Start Potatoes Indoors
  • Warm the Soil

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