Upper South

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Variegated Spurge

National News

Variegated plants are hot, but sometimes they can be finicky to grow. The new variegated-leaved spurge sets a new standard, with its unique shape and interesting flowers combined with drought...

Plant Misting Made Easy

During the hot days of summer, plants benefit from a misting of cool water, just like we do. The Plant Mister makes spritzing plants a breeze. It’s ideal for misting outdoor or indoor plants to...

A Quicker, Cleaner Oil Change

It's recommended that homeowners change the oil in lawn mowers, tillers, and tractors at least once during the growing season. Changing the oil regularly prevents engine overheating and wear,...

Using Willows to Root Roses

Late summer is the perfect time to take softwood cuttings of roses and other woody shrubs to create new plants for spring. While the timing and technique is important when propagating woody shrubs...

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In the Garden

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Experiencing the Twisted Path

Mazes and labyrinths can be filed under that category of "everything that's old is new again." Up until a decade or so ago, the only mazes one heard much about were in centuries-old gardens in Europe. Then U-pick farmers trying to draw in visitors...
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Resources

Shows & Events

Adrian Bloom Garden Installation, Lecture, and Plant Sale Famed British plantsman and garden designer Adrian Bloom has designed a new garden area for Yew...

Favorite or New Plant

Summer Phlox Summer-blooming phlox ( Phlox paniculata ), with its large flowerheads in shades of pink,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Order Garlic and Shallots
  • Provide Crucial Water
  • Seed Lawns
  • Watch the Thermometer
  • Keep Vegetables Picked

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