Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

February, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Say "Aloha" to Echinacea

National News

Can't make it to Hawaii for a vacation this year? You can at least bring a little island color into your garden this year with the new hybrid coneflower 'Aloha'. Bred by Terra Nova Nurseries, this...

Jammin' in the Garden

Deeply colored flowers can add a striking accent to garden beds and container plantings. And there are few that offer a more dramatic hue than Vinca 'Jams 'N Jellies Blackberry', one of the 2012...

Bats in Trouble

In 2006 a previously unknown disease was discovered killing bats in northern New York State. Since then the disease, now called white-nose syndrome for the symptom it causes in infected bats, has...

Thirsty Lawns

Here's a question for you. Which covers a greater acreage in the United States -- lawns or irrigated corn fields? If you guessed lawns, you got it right. According to a study published in the...

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In the Garden


Choosing the Best Plants for Your Landscape and Garden

Spring may not have arrived yet on the calendar, but any gardener can tell you that something inside them is telling them that it is already here! For those of you who have not been officially diagnosed yet, the condition is called "spring fever." It...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Climbing Pinkie' Rose When it comes to climbing roses, the cultivar 'Climbing Pinkie' stands out as one of the best. It...

Clever Gardening Technique

Fast and Easy Way to Sterilize Pruning Tools Dip your hand pruners and loppers in isopropyl rubbing alcohol between plants to avoid spreading...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Cool Season Flowers
  • Apply Dormant Oil Sprays
  • Plant Potatoes
  • Start Warm Season Squash Transplants
  • Control Fungus Gnats

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