Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Air Pollution Reduces Flower Fragrance

National News

The decline of honeybee and native bee populations has been widely reported in the press, and a number of factors have been attributed to the decline, such as mites, disease, and stress. Now air...

New Multicolored Wallflower

Wallflowers are tender perennials that can also be grown as biennials in cold climates. This quintessential English flower features strap-like leaves and tender stems of brightly colored blossoms....

Choosing Roses for Your Region

The All-America Rose Selections (AARS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction and promotion of award-winning roses. For 70 years they have trialed rose varieties across the...

Recipes from the Garden

Rosalind Creasy is considered a leader in the edible landscaping movement. Her famous book, The Complete Guide to Edible Landscaping (Sierra Club Books, 1982), is a bible for many home...

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In the Garden


Shady Characters

When the summer sun bears down on our southern landscapes, we really appreciate shady areas. Shade makes the season tolerable and helps a lot with water bills that rise with the thermometer each summer. However when we give up light we often give up...
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Web Finds

Plants for Shade This Plants for Shade Web site from Clemson University provides an extensive list for the...

Favorite or New Plant

Shrimp Plant Shrimp plant ( Justicia brandegeana ) is an easy-care, pest- and disease-free flowering plant....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Spring Transplants for Summer
  • Keep Mower Blade Sharp
  • Attack Nutsedge
  • Eliminate Mosquito-Breeding Areas
  • Trim Blackberries

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