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Upper South

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Multicolored Clematis

National News

Clematis are perennial climbing vines grown for their flowers that range in color from deep purples, blues, and pinks, to white. A new variety called 'Tie Dye' adds an interesting twist, with...

Updated Garden Primer

Back in the 1980s, Barbara Damrosch?s book, The Garden Primer , was considered one of the bibles of general gardening. It was chock full of information on growing everything imaginable --...

New Golden Grape Tomato

Grape tomatoes have become very popular in grocery stores and farmers? markets. They resemble cherry tomatoes but are more elongated, less watery, and thicker skinned. While most grape tomato...

Human Hair Disks for Containers

First, there were smart pots, now there are smart mats. SmartGrow mats are woven disks made from human hair that can enhance growth of plants. They?re completely biodegradable, and as they...

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In the Garden


Build It and the Birds Will Come

In spite of the recent record-breaking snowstorm that barreled up the Ohio River valley, the birds are singing their spring songs and doing ... well ... what birds do as the air turns soft and warm. A friend of mine already has bluebirds setting up...
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Web Finds

Freeze/Frost Maps Predicting the weather remains both science and art, but there are maps with projected spring and...

Tool or Gardening Product

Heat Mat One of the biggest boons to starting seeds indoors is the bottom heat provided by a heat mat,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Begin Fertilizing Houseplants
  • Plant Cool-Season Crops
  • Fertilize Trees and Shrubs
  • Get Bare-Root Plants in the Ground ASAP
  • Start Warm-Season Vegetables and Herbs Indoors

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