Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Plants

National News

Gardeners sometimes have mixed feelings about variegated plants. On one hand, they add color when the plant is out of bloom. On the other hand, variegated plants can be less vigorous compared to...

Rotating Hanging Basket

Have you ever noticed how your hanging baskets get lopsided by midsummer? Usually it?s because one side receives more sunlight than the other, spurring uneven growth. Short of getting up on a...

Sugar Helps Trees Survive

Many trees suffer from transplant shock after being dug from the nursery and put into containers to be sold at the garden center. Often less than 5 percent of the original roots survive the move....

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In the Garden


Water Gardens: A Therapeutic Investment

Water features create inviting areas in our landscapes, offering a spot to stop and stare, to gaze at the rippling movement, to watch fish glide gracefully beneath the surface, to refocus on surface reflections. Water draws us in. It brings a sense of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Gaudy Cannas Cannas are a dependably hardy perennial with a tropical flair that thrive in the bog environment...

Web Finds

Water Gardening in Texas The online publication Water Gardening in Texas from Texas Cooperative Extension offers...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Mower Blade Sharp
  • Wean Spring Transplants From The Water Hose
  • Trim Blackberries
  • Prevent Powdery Mildew Problems
  • Putting Spring Bulbs to Bed for Summer

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