Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

April, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lawn Gone

National News

If you've been thinking about making your landscape more sustainable by reducing the size of your lawn or eliminating it altogether, but are unsure where to start, turn to Lawn Gone! Low...

Raspberry Shortcake

If you thought that fending off prickers was the price to be paid for homegrown raspberries, think again. Monrovia's new Raspberry Shortcake™ dwarf thornless raspberry lets you enjoy a...

Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?

It may not be breaking news that monarch butterflies are in decline, but the most recent population figures for this beautiful butterfly are especially alarming, according to an article in the New...

Bees with a Buzz

Can't get going without the buzz from caffeine in your morning cup of joe? You may have more in common with honeybees than you might guess! It turns out that bees get a buzz from caffeine too --...

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In the Garden


Wise Water Use

It's unlikely that anyone who gardens consciously plans on hurting the planet. Usually, our goal is to make the world more beautiful. Yet, how we tend the garden does, indeed, have an impact, either positive or negative, on the greater world around us....
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Web Finds

Landscape Sustainability Checkup In trying to mindfully develop our gardens, taking into consideration water use, mulching,...


Drought-Tolerant Plants Drought conditions are happening more often over a wider area of the country. With increased...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make It Beautiful
  • Plant, But Plan for Protection
  • Don't Rely On Your Memory
  • Experiment With Container Plantings
  • Do Your Research

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