Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower 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


Make Room for Fruit

Fruit trees, vines, and bushes are among the most rewarding and fun plants to grow, and if you've never tried growing fruit before, you ought to consider adding a few plants this year. It's really not that difficult if you provide a few basic...
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Favorite or New Plant

Satsuma Oranges Satsuma oranges are fairly cold hardy for citrus and can take a freeze down into the mid-twenties...

Clever Gardening Technique

Help for Lonely Fruit Trees If you have only one variety of a fruit tree that requires a pollinator, here is a temporary fix...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Woody Ornamentals Now
  • Start Warm-Season Flowers and Vegetable Transplants
  • Time for Taters
  • Plant Gladiolus Bulbs
  • Prune Shrubs

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