Upper South

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gold Medal Flowers for 2007

National News

The European ornamental horticulture industry trade group, Fleuroselect, has been trialing and highlighting stellar annual and perennial flower varieties for 26 years. The flowers are grown in 30...

Beer Bait for Cockroaches

It’s late summer and your house is loaded with fresh vegetables and flowers from your garden. While you try to keep up with the abundance of produce flowing into your home, other unwanted guests,...

Tracking Droughts

Every year many gardeners across the country suffer through drought, and this year parts of the upper Midwest, mid-Atlantic region, and Texas have been especially dry. Now there is a Web site that...

New Ergonomic Hand Tools

There are many types of ergonomic tools on the market, however some are just regular hand tools with extra padding or support. Though they provide more comfort, they don’t give all the benefits of...

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In the Garden


The Long and Short of Yard-Long Beans

Although many obscure vegetables or fruits are that way because they are either difficult to grow or really don't taste very good, others just don't seem to catch on, even when they have many fine characteristics to recommend them. Witness the yard-long...
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Asian Vegetables Of the half dozen or so books on growing and using Asian vegetables, my two favorites are...

Tool or Gardening Product

Portable Cold Frame Lettuce, kale, collards, Asian greens, radishes, turnips, arugula, and broccoli raab -- these...
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Regional Reminders

  • Take Advantage of Plant Sales
  • Buy Fall-Blooming Flowers
  • Avoid Pruning Spring-Flowering Shrubs
  • Prepare Houseplants For Indoors
  • Make the Most of Fall

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