Lower South

March, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fantastico Tomato

National News

Tomatoes are America's favorite home vegetable garden crop. From heirlooms to hybrids, tiny grape tomatoes to mammoth beefsteak varieties, gardeners across the country are always eager to harvest...

Site Assessment for Better Gardens

Ever wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why a planting looks great at one location while the same planting looks skimpy and unattractive...

Rhododendrons of the Year

With their large showy flowers and attractive foliage, rhododendrons and azaleas are popular landscape plants across the country. But there are so many to choose from! How do you select the ones...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens

Growing healthy food is the basis for all programming at Youth Farm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a recent recipient of National Gardening Association's longest running award program, Youth Garden...

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In the Garden


Successful Spring Planting

In spring everyone's a gardener. There is something in the air now that draws us all outdoors with an undeniable optimism and visions of beautiful landscapes and bountiful gardens. While fall remains the best season to plant most woody ornamentals and...
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Shows & Events

Celebrate Spring! at Calloway Gardens Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia, is a truly magnificent botanical garden. Visit the...

Favorite or New Plant

Purple Fountain Grass Ornamental grasses provide a fine texture to the landscape. Purple fountain grass (Pennisetum...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Roses a Boost
  • Thin Fruit Trees
  • Fertilize Camellias
  • Plant Warm-Season Vegetables
  • Be Patient With Spring Bulbs

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