Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Five Steps to Bulb Planting Success

National News

The best time to plant spring bulbs depends on where you live. Ideally, wait until the soil temperature is below 60?F. As a general guide, plant in September through early October if you live in...

Fall Cleanup Q and A

Cutting Back Perennials Question: After the first frost, should I cut back the flower stalks on my perennials? Or is it best to leave them as is and cut them back in the spring?...

Plant Protector Bags

With fall around the corner, thoughts turn to protecting prized plants from frost. Many gardeners watch the forecast for threats of frost and then run out to protect plants with blankets, buckets,...

Shrub Dogwood Trials

Shrub forms of dogwood (Cornus) make excellent landscape plants and are widely used by landscapers around the country. They are known for their green or variegated foliage, attractive flowers and...

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In the Garden


Sharing the Wealth

Emergency food shelves across the country are feeling the pinch right now. Many are reporting dangerously low inventories as stockpiles have been diverted to hurricane-stricken areas for the immediate relief. At a time when demand for their services is...
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Web Finds

Take Cooking Lessons and Support Atlanta Food Shelf Learn to cook in a state-of-the-art teaching facility through the Atlanta Community Food Bank's...

Shows & Events

Fast for a World Harvest Many of us worry about too many calories rather than too few, but for millions of people around...
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Regional Reminders

  • Create a Windowsill Herb Garden
  • Plant Garlic
  • Prepare New Garden Beds
  • Be Prepared for Early Frosts
  • Plant Bulbs Right Side Up

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