Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

March, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Most Fragrant Peony

National News

Peonies are widely grown spring garden plants, and their large, colorful flowers are showstoppers in the garden. The foliage provides three seasons of color and is seldom bothered by deer and...

The Pitchfork Gets a Makeover

The pitchfork is an agricultural icon that has many uses in the home garden. It?s great for spreading bark mulch, turning compost piles, and moving hay, straw, leaves, and other bulk materials....

Where Have All the Honeybees Gone?

Honeybees are the unsung heroes of our food supply. It?s estimated that up to one-third of the food we eat is dependent on honeybee pollination activity in spring and summer. In spring beekeepers...

Tree Lilac With Colorful Bark

Lilacs are common landscape plants, and while lilac shrubs get most of the attention for their colorful and fragrant flowers, tree lilacs, while lacking fragrance, have their own merits. The...

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In the Garden


Planning a Beautiful Easy-Care Garden

Spring fever has arrived and we are all enjoying a full-fledged case of the "gottagardenitis." The inspiration to get out there and plant is a wonderful thing, but all this green enthusiasm can lead to some hasty decisions and ill-fated efforts. Here...
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Favorite or New Plant

Nierembergia 'Starry Eyes' 'Starry Eyes' is a beautiful Nierembergia that seems especially well adapted to southern gardens...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garden Hose Bed Design Use garden hoses to lay out the border of future landscape beds before you decide on the shape,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Soil Tests Provide Info Needed for Wise Fertilizing
  • Divide Fall-Blooming Perennials
  • Plant Warm-Season Bedding Plants
  • Hold the Mulch on Summer Veggies
  • Use Caution With Weed Killers

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