Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening

National News

If we believe the English are trendsetters in the gardening world, then we all better tune up our veggie beds. Vegetable gardening has always been the poor cousin to flower gardening in England...

Best Ground Covers for Roadsides

With an increased concern about the use of herbicides and pesticides on lawns, many gardeners are looking for alternative plants to grow along roadsides or on slopes. To help gardeners make the...

Fragrant, Deep Purple Climbing Rose

Climbing roses can make dramatic statements, and a new variety with unusually colored, strongly fragrant flowers promises plenty of drama. ?Night Owl? combines deep, rich violet, nearly black...

Efficient Tool for Watering Trees and Shrubs

Water and fertilizer is essential for healthy tree and shrub growth, however just sprinkling water and fertilizer on the soil surface around plants can be wasteful and doesn?t get the moisture and...

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In the Garden


It's Time to Plant!

The coldest weather is behind us, and gardeners across most of our region can safely set transplants in the garden. Climate varies considerably over the region, however, so check with gardening neighbors if you're unsure when to plant. The average last...
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Favorite or New Plant

Persian Shield Persian shield ( Strobilanthes dyerianus ) is one of those plants that you have to see to...

Shows & Events

Plant Name Pronunciation If you've ever embarrassed yourself by asking nursery staff for a "cotton-Easter" (cotoneaster)...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Gladiolas
  • Decorate with Annual Vines
  • Minimize Deadheading
  • Prune Rhododendrons
  • Try Scented Geraniums

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