Upper South

May, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red Swan Bush Beans

National News

Edible landscaping is a concept that's here to stay. No longer is the food garden relegated to a rectangle of plants in straight rows tucked into an out-of-the-way spot in the backyard. Gardeners,...

Sweet Orange Impatiens

Impatiens has long been a favorite choice for all summer color in the shade garden. But unfortunately in the past few years a new disease called downy mildew of impatiens has decimated plantings...

Pop in a Winterberry

Winterberry, a deciduous member of the Holly clan, is popular for adding fall and winter color to the landscape with its bright red berries. But most varieties of Ilex verticillata are large...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens: Chicago Youth Center

In a crime-ridden neighborhood in Chicago, the Chicago Youth Center's (CYC) Sunshine Garden, a recipient of the National Gardening Association's 2014 Youth Garden Grant, provides a safe haven for...

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In the Garden


Just Add Water

Water in the garden. Add some now. Big features, small features, anything. One or many. There's a good reason for this advice. Water in the garden is transformational. The sound of it, the light on it, the birds and other wildlife it brings, all combine...
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Web Finds

International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society The International Waterlily and Water Gardening Society is a non-profit organization of...


Backyard Water Gardens Backyard Water Gardens: How to Build, Plant & Maintain Ponds, Streams & Fountains by Veronica...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Veggies Coming
  • Feed and Mulch Blueberries
  • Keep Spring Flowers Blooming
  • Care for Peonies
  • Transplant Frost Tender Flowers and Vegetables

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