Upper South

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Improved Shrub

National News

The Texas Superstar Plant Program at Texas A & M University takes well-known plants and develops unique selections with new characteristics. In 2005 breeders improved upon a common landscape shrub...

New Corn Earworm Control

Corn earworm is a big problem for gardeners across the country. An old-fashioned yet effective organic control is to apply a several drops of mineral oil on the corn silks (where the adult moths...

Clay Controls Weeds

Over the past decade, kaolin clay was introduced as a disease and insect control for various crops (see "High Tech Dust Foils Pests" ). Now, new research from the USDA suggests that this clay...

No-Mow Grass

It's midsummer and many gardeners are getting tired of mowing the lawn. There's no getting around mowing a manicured Bermuda grass or Kentucky bluegrass lawn, but if you have an orchard, vacation...

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In the Garden


Success and "Learning Experiences"

It's that time again, the point in the gardening season where it's a good idea to make an assessment of what has worked in the garden and what hasn't so far this year. Maybe you have a better memory than me, but if I don't make at least cursory notes,...
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Web Finds

Eat Your Colors Gardeners are generally a healthy lot, but if you want to increase your awareness of eating more...


Vegetable Cooking With the main-season vegetables at their peak, it's the perfect opportunity to experiment with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Blossom-End Rot
  • Tune Up Power Equipment
  • Plant Late-Summer Vegetables
  • Make Bouquets
  • Divide and Replant Iris and Daylilies

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