Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

April, 2008
Regional Report

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Create a Certified Wildlife Habitat
One of the ways to participate in positively affecting our environment is to get involved with the National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitat program. It's easy to create a haven for neighborhood wildlife by providing food sources, water sources, places for cover, places to raise young, and by using sustainable gardening practices. Most gardeners have already met the criteria, but joining the program helps to focus our attention on it, as well as provide the opportunity to teach and influence others.

Favorite or New Plant

Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost'
Looking for an indestructible annual that never stops blooming? Consider Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost' this spring. I actually bought a plant last fall and have grown it indoors as a blooming houseplant this winter, but you'll likely find it among the annuals at garden centers. With small leaves and white flowers, it gives an effect somewhat like baby's breath. Plants grow 12 to 18 inches tall and wide. Heat and drought tolerant as well as deer resistant, 'Diamond Frost' is a low-maintenance plant that grows in sun or partial shade and doesn't need deadheading. Although it can be planted directly into the garden, 'Diamond Frost' really shines when combined with other annuals in container plantings.


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