Upper South

April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Titanic Flower

National News

The titan arum (Amorphophallus titanum) is one of the most spectacular plants around. This native of Indonesian rain forests grows from a corm that weighs over 200 pounds. Its flower is composed...

Rhododendron of the Year

Rhododendrons and azaleas (both members of the genus Rhododendron ) have some of the loveliest blooms around, so it's not surprising that these shrubs are popular plants across the country. But...

Put Your Garden on the Map

Gardeners are usually bird lovers as well as plant enthusiasts. Now you can combine both these interests in a citizen science project that's designed to give you a deeper understanding of the...

The Strange Case of Barberry, Ticks, and Earthworms

We've all probably heard about the problems caused by invasive plant species crowding out native vegetation and altering the ecosystem. But new research has shown that at least one invasive...

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In the Garden


An Investment in Trees

Of all the areas in my garden, one of the most beautiful and enjoyable is where my mother randomly planted trees as she acquired them. No grand plan, no details drawn on graph paper, just trees wherever she could squeeze them in. Yet the effect is...
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Web Finds

Find Farmers' Markets The number of farmers' markets continue to increase every year as more and more people are...

Favorite or New Plant

Dwarf Bearded Iris Since I don't grow many tulips, there is a bit of a flower lull in my garden after the daffodils...
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Regional Reminders

  • Look for Special Plant Sales and Open Houses
  • Prune Spring-Flowering Shrubs
  • Eat Lots of Asparagus
  • Choose Raspberries
  • Put Out Hummingbird Feeders

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