Lower 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


Now Appearing for a Limited Time Only!

While I prize those flowering plants that bloom on for months at a time, I also enjoy the ones that do their thing and then disappear for the remainder of the year. Spring is a prime time for many of these "one shot wonders." Despite their relatively...
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Web Finds

Tree and Shrub Identification Resource Leaf ID is a great resource from Auburn University for gardeners trying to identify a tree or...

Favorite or New Plant

Little Henry Virginia Sweetspire Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica) is a deer resistant shrub native to the southeastern...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Aphids with Soap Sprays
  • Mound Up Soil Around Potatoes
  • Plant Tomatoes
  • Fertilize Cool Season Vegetables
  • Remove Cool Season Weeds in Turf

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