Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Colorful Japanese Forest Grass

National News

Japanese forest grass ( Hakonechloa macra ) is an attractive, clumping ornamental grass that looks stunning planted as a ground cover along a walkway or on a bank. The leaves are usually a bright...

New Continuous Input Composter

With the bevy of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and old flower and vegetable plants, fall is a great time to compost yard waste. While there are many home compost units on the market, here is a...

Award-Winning Japanese Hornbeam

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines with a special gold medal award. The plants are evaluated for performance, pest and...

Sky Farming of the Future

Small-space gardeners with only a deck and patio have been told for years to utilize the vertical space above beds and planters for growing more plants. Now Dickson Despommier, professor of...

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In the Garden


Geranium 'Rozanne' is a Standout

Geranium 'Rozanne' is the 2008 Perennial Plant of the Year. A perennial geranium? Yes! The common annual flower that goes by the name geranium -- the windowbox favorite with softball-sized flower clusters in shades of red, pink, and white -- is more...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Use Care When Recycling Wastewater According to an article in USA Today , this is the driest year on record for North Carolina and...

Web Finds

Drought Information The Southeast is in the midst of a historic drought, and homeowners can play a big role in water...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Amaryllis Bulbs Properly
  • Tidy Up Perennial Beds
  • Sow Early-Blooming Annuals
  • Prepare for a Living Christmas Tree
  • Avoid Overwatering Houseplants

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