Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

February, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Apricot Zinnia

National News

Zinnias are one of the easiest annual flowers to grow in the garden, and they come in many sizes, shapes, and colors -- from pure white to deep red. Now gardeners have a beautiful new apricot...

A Solution for Heavy Containers

Container gardening continues to be hugely popular, and many gardeners love to experiment with large containers, mixing and matching edibles, flowers, and even small shrubs. However, large...

The Best Daisies

The Shasta daisy ( Leucanthemum x superbum ) is a carefree, widely adapted perennial flower that gardeners across the country can grow. The flowers reach 5 inches in diameter with yellow centers...

Kudzu Contributes to Air Pollution

As if there weren't enough reasons to dislike this ubiquitous Southern weed that is migrating northward with global warming, now it appears kudzu emits gases that contribute to air pollution....

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In the Garden


Bring Home a Bit of Spring

Diminutive snowdrops have been blooming in the garden since mid-January, daffodil foliage is emerging from the frozen ground, and in only a few weeks soft winds will regularly beckon me outdoors. No matter. The next couple of weeks always seem to be the...
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Web Finds

Fruit Nursery Source List Although it's important to utilize local nurseries and garden centers as much as possible, when...


The Wildlife Gardener's Guide The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Guides are known for their 120 pages being filled with information...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Advantage of Good Weather
  • Grow the Herb of the Year
  • Wash Pots
  • Improve Garden Record-Keeping
  • Bring Branches Into Bloom Indoors

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