Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

February, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Purple Ornamental Pepper

National News

Ornamental/edible hot peppers have become all the rage in the gardening world in recent years. There are numerous varieties available that combine the heat and spice of hot peppers with attractive...

Which Fruits Have the Most Antioxidants?

Every few months it seems there's another news story touting a specific fruit as having high levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that have been associated with the prevention of...

Best Bellflowers

Bellflowers (Campanula) are widely adapted, hardy flowers that include more than 300 different annual, biennial, and perennial species. The Chicago Botanic Garden evaluated 89 different perennial...

Compostable Kitchen Bags

Composting is a great way to produce healthy organic matter for the garden and reduce the amount of food scraps and yard waste going to landfills. Many gardeners accumulate kitchen scraps to throw...

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In the Garden


With Heirlooms, Have Your Daffodils and Smell Them, Too

Last March, I wondered if my friend Dennis Chastain was lightheaded with spring euphoria when he invited me to smell the daffodils at his family homeplace near Table Rock State Park. A few of my daffs, especially 'Ice Follies' (introduced in 1953) give...
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Shows & Events

Hellebore Days at Piccadilly Farm Piccadilly Farm of Bishop, Georgia, will sponsor their 17th Annual Hellebore Days on Friday and...

Web Finds

Old House Gardens Heirloom Flower Bulbs Old House Gardens Heirloom Flower Bulbs offers a free email newsletter as well as antique bulbs...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choose the Right Bulb
  • Check Upcoming Weather Before Pruning Roses
  • Prepare Soil for Planting
  • Treat Plants for Scale Insects
  • Control Soil Problems with Solarization

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