Upper South

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exercise in a Garden Gym

National News

Gardeners naturally spend lots of time outdoors. But just because they’re outdoors doesn’t necessarily mean they’re getting the right kind of exercise. A group in England is trying to change that....

A Simpler Way to Make New Plants

Air layering is a gardening propagation technique where new roots are encouraged to grow on a stem or branch of an herbaceous or woody plant in order to create a new plant. It’s a convenient way...

Barriers for Root Weevils

Root weevils are destructive pests of many plants including strawberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, euonymus, and azaleas. The young larvae feed on the roots, while the black, snouted, weevil...

New Purple Poppies

Oriental poppies are one of the darlings of the perennial garden. Their large, showy flowers herald the beginning of the summer flower season. An outstanding new variety is causing a stir in...

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In the Garden


Go Forth and Multiply

As a society we thrive on immediate gratification, even with the somewhat gentle art of gardening. But then, who can blame someone with a new house on a barren lot for wanting to buy large trees and shrubs that grow fast? The old-fashioned way, of...
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Web Finds

Propagating Trees and Shrubs Most land grant universities have an online Extension publication on plant propagation, and one...


More on Plant Propagation For great graphics -- including lots of color photos -- on all aspects of plant propagation, look...
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Regional Reminders

  • Go on a Garden Tour
  • Take Time to Relax in the Garden
  • Give Your Plants an Aspirin
  • Try New Super-Sweet Corn
  • Control Cucumber Beetles Organically

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