Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper 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


Tantalizing Native Trees and Shrubs

Breathes there a gardener whose pulse doesn't quicken at least a little at the mention of the new, the rare, the unusual? Add the word "native" and, for me at least, it's a real pulse pumper. So I was in gardening heaven several weeks ago, when I...
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Web Finds

Native Plant Societies For people who are interested in native plants and how to grow them, some of the best sources of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mail It In If you have a large garden or just get weary of running to and fro from where your tools and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Winter Squash and Pumpkins
  • Clean Up the Vegetable Garden
  • Fertilize Lawn and Mulch Leaves
  • Prepare for Frost
  • Plant Bulbs

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