Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sweet Roses Make For Sweet Dreams

National News

Beautiful, fragrant roses make most people happy, and now research is suggesting that fragrant roses may also make our sleep happier by stimulating happy dreams. Researchers in Germany analyzed...

Grow Figs in a Pot

Fresh figs are a treat, especially if you eat them right off the tree. However, most varieties are only hardy to USDA zone 8 (although the roots of some varieties are hardy to USDA zone 6). In...

Birds Eat More Weed Seed in Organic Fields

It's thought that organic farms have lots of bird and wildlife activity because of the lack of harmful chemicals that are sprayed on the fields. Birds, in particular, are welcome because they are...

Vacation Plant Treatment to Resist Drought

Summer vacations are often a tough time on plants, and can be challenging for the gardener, too. You have to get a neighbor, friend, or relative to come in and water the plants or take a chance it...

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In the Garden


Tomato Problem Solver

Gardeners love tomatoes. In fact it is almost an obsession with us. I was just out in the garden yesterday enjoying some of the early harvest of a few 'Juliette' tomatoes and checking on the progress of several other varieties I am growing this year....
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Web Finds

Tomato Recipes This Tomato Recipes Web site provides a great assortment of tomato recipes for making good use...

Favorite or New Plant

Cigar Flower Need a plant that will blaze right through a southern summer like a Fourth of July firecracker?...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Powdery Mildew
  • Trim Blackberries
  • Start Bedding Plants Off Right
  • Rejuvenate Roses
  • Plant Summer Flowers

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