Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association highlights a perennial plant that fits the criteria for plant of the year. Winning plants are widely adapted, have multiple seasons of interest, are low...

Reduce your Carbon Footprint by Mowing Less

Many people are interested in reducing their carbon footprint in an effort to save energy and limit global warming. While driving less is one of the most obvious ways to do this, mowing your lawn...

New Soil-Moisture Monitor

Knowing when to water containers is often a head-scratching proposition, especially for new gardeners. While it?s important to not let your container plant dry out, the bigger problem is often...

Want to Be a New Farmer? Start Here

Small farming is on the rise. The USDA estimates there are more than 300,000 new farms in the U.S since 2002, with many being run by younger people. All those new farmers are looking for...

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In the Garden


The Sweetest Flowers

Sweet peas are among those cherished flowers that evoke another, gentler, less hurried time and place. They are romantic but not in a bold way, rather more discreet. Not surprisingly, they were favorites of the English during the Victorian and Edwardian...
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Web Finds

Shopper's Guide to Pesticides As you plan your kitchen garden this year, begin shopping at farmer's markets, and, at the same...


Sweet Peas When sweet peas have totally won you over, and you want to know every last little bit about...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try Winterberries
  • Warm Your Garden Soil
  • Start Cannas Indoors
  • Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
  • Consider Raised Beds

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