Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle 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


Plant Some Veggies!

If you're new to gardening and are inspired to grow some vegetables, you might be unsure how to begin. Here are some things you'll want to consider. If you want to turn part of your lawn into a small vegetable patch, choose an area in full sun where...
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Web Finds

NGA's Food Gardening Guide For detailed information on how to grow, harvest, and enjoy most food crops, look to NGA's Food...

Clever Gardening Technique

Donate Extra Produce Many of us end up with too much produce. After all, just how many beans and zucchini can a person...
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Regional Reminders

  • Avoid Overfertilizing Plants
  • Water Deeply
  • Mulch Containers
  • Attract Beneficial Insects
  • Remove Diseased Rose Leaves

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