Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Selecting the Best Roses

National News

Part of the mission of the American Rose Society (ARS) is the evaluation of newly-released roses. After three years of assessment, each rose is assigned a rating that is included in their annually...

Avoiding the Mummy's Curse

Blueberries are a popular fruit for home gardeners. They are generally easy to grow and the berries are delicious and highly nutritious. But sometimes the mature berries shrivel up, turning gray...

Don't Baby Your Basil

Most gardeners know that many perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage are most flavorful when grown in lean soil without a lot of fertility. But more fertile soil has often been...

Leaf Collection Made Easy

Soon gardeners in many parts of the country will begin that traditional fall chore- raking up leaves. While a few leaves can just be mown over to return organic matter to the soil, large amounts...

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In the Garden


Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater harvesting is enjoying a resurgence in interest. This is not surprising in the arid parts of the south but there is considerable interest in rainwater capture in southeastern areas of the country where rainfall is normally more plentiful....
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Web Finds

Rainwater Harvesting Gardeners interested in learning more about rainwater harvesting or planning to install a system...

Clever Gardening Technique

Rain Gardens Areas that tend to stay soggy wet after a storm can become a rain garden. Choose plants such as...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cole Crops
  • Rejuvenate Herbs for Fall
  • Protect Fall Transplants
  • Keep Roses in Top Condition
  • Stop Fertilizing Cold Tender Woody Plants

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