Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

May, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

ARS Member's Choice Rose

National News

Since 2003 The American Rose Society (ARS) has awarded a Member?s Choice Award each year to the rose that receives the highest kudos from ARS members. The award covers roses introduced to the...

Grow Bigger Potatoes

If you?re hoping to grow the biggest potatoes possible this summer, try adding more calcium to the soil. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin in Madison grew ?Russet Burbank? potatoes in...

Simpler Seeding

Planting your garden from seed just got a little simpler. SeedBallz is a new product that features seeds encased in a marble-sized clay and sand ball. To plant, just spread the balls on top of the...

Rebecca's Garden Helps Seniors

Gardening continues to be one of the most important pastimes for older adults, but even healthy seniors can lose interest in this hobby because of brief illness, injury, or lack of companionship....

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In the Garden


Turf Tips for Shady Spots

Here in the south we really appreciate a little shade in the landscape, especially when summer rolls around. But we also appreciate a nice lawn. Turf and trees tolerate each other at best. Warm-season turf species need at least some sunlight for best...
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Favorite or New Plant

Narrow-Leaf Zinnia Zinnia angustifolia is finally receiving the attention it deserves as a super bedding plant for...

Clever Gardening Technique

Regain Ground Lost to Weeds When weeds get a head start you can still get back in control of your garden beds. First, wet the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give 'em a Pinch
  • Add Color to Shade
  • Plant Heat-Tolerant Flowers
  • Rejuvenate Roses
  • Thin Fruit Crops

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