Upper South

April, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Look Before You Pump

National News

Spring is arriving (however belatedly in some parts of the country this year!) and it's time for gardeners to get their tools and equipment ready for the season ahead. As you get mowers, trimmers,...

Growing Active Kids

School gardens grow more than plants. Young people who participate in school garden programs improve their knowledge of good nutrition, broaden their tastes in terms of food choices, and increase...

Year of the Cucumber

Cucumbers are one of America's favorite home garden crops. Whether for fresh eating, pickling, or even cooking (cucumber soup or roasted cukes, anyone?), cucumbers are one of the five most...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Landry Early Childhood Center

Gardens grow much more than fruits and vegetables at Rivier University's Landry Early Childhood Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. Since 2013, over 200 youth participants have had the opportunity to...

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In the Garden

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Dramatic Dahlias

Whether they boast dinner-plate-sized flowers or diminutive 2-inch blossoms, dahlias offer more flamboyance per plant, and in more varied colors and shapes, than most other garden plants. If you can dream up a dahlia look, it probably exists. Choose...
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Resources

Web Finds

Safe Lawns The Safe Lawns Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to educate people about...

Books

Dahlias If you are smitten by dahlias and want to know more about growing, propagating, and designing...
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Regional Reminders

  • Move Easter Lilies to the Garden
  • Plant Fragrant Possibilities
  • Prune Early-Flowering Shrubs and Trees
  • Give Roses TLC

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