Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

October, 2001
Regional Report

Web Finds

Edible Flowers
The folks at the North Carolina State Cooperative Extension have compiled a very useful guide, called Edible Flowers, for growing and using edible flowers. It includes some helpful precautionary info as well as a great chart listing edible flowers along with the flavor and color they add to dishes.

Favorite or New Plant

'Marie Pavie' Rose
Roses are not just for rosarians or green thumb gardeners. 'Marie Pavie' is an incredibly easy-to-grow and versatile rose that can turn anyone into a successful rose grower. This polyantha type rose was introduced in the late 1800s in France, but has taken up Texas life like few roses can.

Fragrant, pale cream flowers with pale pink centers are borne throughout the growing season on 3-4 foot bushes. The stems are almost thornless and the foliage is rarely plagued by disease. The bush type growth habit makes it well suited as a landscape shrub or container plant. Give it a soil with some compost mixed in and a bright, sunny spot and you?ll be rewarded with easy care beauty all season long.


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