Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Growing Roses in Cold Climates

National News

The rose is considered by many to be queen of the flower garden, but for northern gardeners especially, she also has a reputation as a demanding diva. The newly revised and updated edition of...

Open Days in the Garden

What's one of the best -- and most enjoyable -- ways to get new ideas and learn about garden design? By visiting some great gardens, of course! That's the idea behind the Garden Conservancy's Open...

Name that Bird Song

One of the delights of gardening has nothing to do with the gardening itself. It is simply the joy at being outdoors, feeling the sun on your face (or maybe some rain at times!), watching bees and...

Invasive Species Surprises

Most gardeners in the Northeast remember the drenching that Tropical Storm Irene gave the region late last summer, and her effects are still being felt, sometimes in unexpected ways. Flooding was...

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In the Garden


Hooray for Hydrangeas

For much of the twentieth century, the hydrangeas grown in most gardens were limited to only a few different ones. That has changed in recent years, as many new varieties have been introduced. What was once considered an old-fashioned, Victorian shrub...
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Favorite or New Plant

Bottlebrush Buckeye One of the most spectacular of our native shrubs, bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) is...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mow High As temperatures go up and moisture goes down, the best way to maintain the health of your lawn is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Aware of and Beware the Heat
  • Indulge in Raspberries
  • Harvest Garlic and Onions
  • Cool Off with Raw Vegetables
  • Watch Your Garden for Water Stress

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