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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Roses in the Herb Garden

Perhaps you think of roses as something you receive as a bouquet on Valentine%%%s Day, birthdays, or anniversaries. Then, again, maybe you%%%ve found the pleasure of adding Knock Out roses to your garden, with those abundant scarlet blooms month after...
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Resources

Books

Roses As Herbs There are untold numbers of books describing rose varieties and giving information on growing...

Favorite or New Plant

Koreanspice Viburnum Using fragrant flowers near the porch and terrace of my home was one of my goals in landscaping...
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Regional Reminders

  • Weed, Mulch, Weed, Mulch, Repeat
  • Bet On Pansies
  • Rescue Garden Furniture
  • Give Fruit a Boost
  • Don't Miss Spring

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