Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

March, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fantastico Tomato

National News

Tomatoes are America's favorite home vegetable garden crop. From heirlooms to hybrids, tiny grape tomatoes to mammoth beefsteak varieties, gardeners across the country are always eager to harvest...

Site Assessment for Better Gardens

Ever wonder why some gardens and landscapes look dazzling year after year, while others decline? Or why a planting looks great at one location while the same planting looks skimpy and unattractive...

Rhododendrons of the Year

With their large showy flowers and attractive foliage, rhododendrons and azaleas are popular landscape plants across the country. But there are so many to choose from! How do you select the ones...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens

Growing healthy food is the basis for all programming at Youth Farm in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a recent recipient of National Gardening Association's longest running award program, Youth Garden...

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In the Garden


The Earliest Harvest

The "rusty gate" cry of the red-winged blackbird, the throaty song of the frogs, and the buds on the daffodils all say that spring is just around the corner. What also happens at this time of year is a dry spell, perhaps before one last snowfall or...
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Favorite or New Plant

Lenten Rose Most of the most widely grown hellebores, popularly known as Lenten roses, are at their height of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Monitor Soil Temperature With the first warm days of spring, how tempting it is to plant some vegetable seeds. Yet it is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Enhance Seed Germination
  • Care for Houseplants
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Tend Asparagus and Rhubarb
  • Enjoy Early Spring Bulbs

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