Upper South

March, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2013 Perennial Plant of the Year

National News

If you are looking for an easy-to-grow plant that adds a touch of quiet elegance to a shady spot, the Perennial Plant Association's 2013 Perennial Plant of the Year is for you. Variegated...

A New Flower That Will "Blue" Your Mind

Blue is always a sought after color in the garden. For easy color in this hue all summer long, try the new hybrid dwarf morning glory Blue My Mind™ (Evolvulus 'USEVO1201') from Proven...

Pick a Mini-Pepper

Looking for something easy, colorful, and nutritious to pack in your lunch box? Grow the new 'Lunchbox Pepper Series' this season and you'll have an eye-catching array of red, orange, and yellow...

Show Off This Sugar Baby

Spring just wouldn't be spring in much of the country without the cheerful golden blossoms of forsythia heralding the start of a new season. But many landscapes don't have the space to accommodate...

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In the Garden


How Sweet It Is

Once relegated to the Thanksgiving dinner table, sweet potatoes are more often finding their way onto our plates year-round, and not just for their wonderful flavor. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, in the form of beta-carotene, as...
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Web Finds

The World's Healthiest Foods Healthy eating leads to a healthy, happy life. As you choose which vegetables and fruit to grow...

Favorite or New Plant

Collards The spotlight is most often on kale as a cooking green, but collards deserves to share the glory....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune and Tend Fruit Plants
  • Trim Ornamental Grasses and Clematis
  • Plant Early Vegetables in the Garden
  • Get the Garden Ready for Spring
  • Get Equpment and Supplies Ready

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