Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

April, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Look Before You Pump

National News

Spring is arriving (however belatedly in some parts of the country this year!) and it's time for gardeners to get their tools and equipment ready for the season ahead. As you get mowers, trimmers,...

Growing Active Kids

School gardens grow more than plants. Young people who participate in school garden programs improve their knowledge of good nutrition, broaden their tastes in terms of food choices, and increase...

Year of the Cucumber

Cucumbers are one of America's favorite home garden crops. Whether for fresh eating, pickling, or even cooking (cucumber soup or roasted cukes, anyone?), cucumbers are one of the five most...

Spotlight on Youth Gardening: Landry Early Childhood Center

Gardens grow much more than fruits and vegetables at Rivier University's Landry Early Childhood Center in Nashua, New Hampshire. Since 2013, over 200 youth participants have had the opportunity to...

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In the Garden


Avoid Poison Ivy Peril

Springtime in the South -- when gardeners' thoughts turn to tulips and trilliums, bluebirds and bluebells. And for some of us, poison ivy. If you've ever had to endure the maddeningly itchy rash, you're not alone. Four out of five people develop skin...
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Web Finds

Keep Canada Geese Away If Canada geese are a nuisance in your landscape or in nearby parks, there are humane steps you...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Scissors to Thin Seedlings Thinning is important because seedlings need adequate room to develop. Overcrowded seedlings turn...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Wisely
  • Extend the Bulb Display
  • Be Patient with Perennials
  • Remember Foliage Plants
  • Harden Off Transplants

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