Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower 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


Harbingers of a New Gardening Season

Spend one summer in the south and you'll know that we have not one long gardening season but two shorter ones -- spring and fall. Summer arrives to shut down most gardening activities and send us indoors to only venture out in the early-morning and...
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Favorite or New Plant

Oregano and Marjoram Need a plant that will do well spilling over the sides of a container or growing as a ground...

Clever Gardening Technique

Quick Garden Cleanup If your garden is looking ragged and overgrown from neglect after the long, hot summer, here's a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Tender Vegetable Plants from Hungry Pests
  • Fertilize the Lawn
  • Spread a Compost Blanket
  • Plant Mums for Perennial Beauty
  • Plant Cool-Season Containers

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