Lower South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Growing Roses in Cold Climates

National News

The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...

Open Days in the Garden

What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...

Name that Bird Song

One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...

Invasive Species Surprises

Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...

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In the Garden


Decorate Your Landscape

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that is most certainly true of art. Take paintings for instance. You may prefer a colorful landscape Monet, a surreal painting by Picasso or Dali, a portrait by Rembrandt, or the colorful lights of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Crinum Crinums are perhaps the toughest, most beautiful plants of the South. Their bloom stalks rise 3...

Clever Gardening Technique

Training Pear Tree Branches Pears branches typically grow in a very upright direction despite your pruning efforts. One way...
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Regional Reminders

  • Raise Mower Blade
  • Rejuvenate Houseplants
  • Plant Okra
  • Check for Plum Curculio
  • Cut Back Spent Bulb Foliage

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