Upper South

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Showy Red-Flowering Vine

National News

Looking for a new flowering annual vine to add to your summer collection? Look no further than the ‘Great Cascade Wine Red’ Lophospermum. The attractive light green, hairy leaves have ruffled...

Level Your Pots

You’ve probably heard of pot feet and pot toes. These products are used to keep containers elevated off the ground for better water drainage. Now there’s a way to keep you pots, statues, and...

Nutritious Mushrooms

When we think of foods high in healthful antioxidants, fungi don't typically come to mind. But, in fact, mushrooms have been found to be high in the antioxidant ergothioneine, which protects cells...

Nickel Prevents Daylily Rust

Got daylilies? You might also be getting daylily rust. What was once considered an indestructible plant has been succumbing to a rust disease in many parts of the country. Daylily rust symptoms...

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In the Garden


Kinder, Easier Roses

Perhaps no other plant strikes such a dual chord of adoration and intimidation in the hearts of gardeners as roses. Roses are evocative of romance, beauty, love, and the most idyllic of gardens. Growing them, however, strikes fear into the hearts of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Spiderwort Because spiderworts ( Tradescantia species and cultivars) readily reseed, there was always an...

Tool or Gardening Product

Echo String Trimmer Most people who have the energy and strength to use a string trimmer are also able to pull-start...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide and Replant Iris
  • Maximize Self-Sowing Annuals
  • Watch for Plant Sales
  • Don't Give Up on Planting Vegetables
  • Stake Flowers

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