Upper South

April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The New Sunset Western Garden Book

National News

Western gardeners know this book as their gardening bible. Since the 1930's, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western U.S. have referred to this book for...

Sprinkle Faerie Dust in the Melon Patch

Summer just wouldn't be summer without enjoying the crisp, sweet taste of watermelon. But if the thought of this delectable treat conjures up the image of a large, oblong fruit with a green rind,...

Missing Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are beautiful visitors to our gardens, but over the last fifteen years there have been fewer and fewer making an appearance. During the winter of 2009-2010, the number of...

Make Your Own Wooden Bee Nest

Putting up bird houses so our feathered friends can find a place to raise their young is something lots of gardeners regularly do. But how about providing the same amenities to our native bees?...

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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 month...
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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

Korean Spice 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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