Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

May, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Zinnias in Profusion

National News

The Profusion series of zinnias are garden favorites, appreciated for their profuse flowering all summer long, their disease resistance, and their compact size. So gardeners across the country...

Intense 'Intenz'

If you?'re looking for something to add pizzazz to your container plantings or garden beds this summer, check out Celosia 'Intenz', a new offering from Ball Ingenuity. But you better put on your...

A Peach of a Blueberry

Blueberries may be the ideal home garden fruit. Not only are the fruits delicious and filled with healthful phytonutrients, they are easy to grow, with few pest and disease problems, and the...

A Hydrangea for Small Spaces

If you love the lush summer blooms of panicle hydrangea, but are challenged to find a spot for it in your landscape because of its size, you'll be happy to learn of a new dwarf cultivar from...

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In the Garden


Made in the Shade Lawn Care

Lawns are the living carpet of our landscapes. They moderate soil temperatures, prevent erosion, prevent crusting, and reduce compaction by cushioning foot traffic. Like other growing plants, turfgrass requires sunlight for survival and growth. Most...
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Favorite or New Plant

Esperanza Esperanza (Tecoma stans), also known as yellow bells, is a spectacular heat-tolerant perennial...

Clever Gardening Technique

Start Your Own Sweet Potato Slips You can grow your own sweet potato slips by laying a sweet potato in a bed of sandy soil,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Roses Tidy and Productive
  • Thin Fruit Trees for a Better Harvest
  • Recycle Grass Clippings
  • Fertilize Growing Vegetables and Flowers
  • Check for Plum Curculios

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