Upper South

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Ornamental Elderberry

National News

For those who love the look of the Japanese maple but have a hard time getting one to grow in their climate, the new 'Black Lace' elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace') is a good substitute....

Bug Blaster

While a well-known insect control technique involves spraying strong blasts of water on plants to knock off insects, most traditional water nozzles just aren't very effective at providing complete...

CDC Recommends New Mosquito Controls

It's summertime and mosquito season is upon us. Gardeners are always looking for ways to minimize exposure to insects, not just because they are a nuisance but also to protect against diseases...

Seeds of Kokopelli

If you're interested in saving seeds of your favorite heirloom vegetables but don't know how, here's a great resource that can help. The Seeds of Kokopelli , by Dominique Guillet (Les Presses de...

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In the Garden

1809

Battling the Beasties

The raccoons were an omen, what with their rave party on the screened porch. Once the porch was fortified with chicken wire and latch hooks, they moved on to feasting nightly on chicken feed in the tool shed. Then there were deer tracks in the vegetable...
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Resources

Books

Identifying Backyard Bugs Whitney Cranshaw, professor and Extension specialist at Colorado State University, who's...

Tool or Gardening Product

Build-A-Balls If you don't have the time, energy, money, or skills to build a cage to protect berries or other...
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Regional Reminders

  • Replace Spring Vegetables
  • Harvest Herbs As Needed
  • Pick Blueberries
  • Weed, Then Weed Some More
  • Experiment with Cuttings

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