Upper South

March, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pot Full of Eggplants

National News

Eggplants are among the prettiest plants in the vegetable garden, with their richly colored fruits hanging like large jewels amid the broad, lobed, gray-green leaves. Which makes them perfect...

Fast Forwarding Spring

This year across the eastern U.S. the winter has been mild and spring conditions are arriving early. Many trees and grasses are flowering two to three weeks ahead of schedule. The winter-weary...

Packing it up with Mushrooms

You're probably used to having piles of foam packing ″peanuts″ cascade out of shipping boxes. But how about some packing material that really comes from the natural world? That was the...

What Tree Is That?

Would you like to be able to identify the trees you see growing in the wild or in landscape plantings? It's easy to learn with the help of the Arbor Day Foundation's online Tree ID Guide. Start...

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In the Garden


Hepatica - Woodland's Harbinger of Spring

Our cultivated gardens may brightened in mid- to late winter with snowdrops, crocus, iris, and hellebores, but in our native deciduous woodlands it is the hepatica that usually first welcomes us with flowers. As the sun warms the soil in late March, the...
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Web Finds

Best Beach and Sport Sunscreens Gardening may provide good exercise and the joy of being outdoors, but it also increases your...


Make More Plants As your interest in gardening expands, so does your desire for more plants in a bigger garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try a More Natural Approach to Lawn Care
  • Achieve Success with Daffodil Bouquets
  • Start an Asparagus Bed
  • Consider a Diversity of Peas
  • Make Plans for Spring-Flowering Bulbs Next Year

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