Upper South

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exotic Species Tulips

National News

Tulips are treasured flowers, yet the bulbs have a reputation for becoming less vigorous every year and hard to naturalize. For those looking for a more carefree tulip, the species or botanical...

Design Your Own Virtual Deck

Decks are popular features on more than a third of U.S. homes. They provide a place to relax, cook, entertain, and grow plants. If you're considering adding a deck, a new software program can help...

Relocate Spiders Without Harm

Gardeners know spiders are good for the garden. That knowledge doesn’t assuage some people’s fear of spiders, however, especially when they manage to enter the house. For those who want to be kind...

Global Warming May Decrease Plant Yields

Much attention has been given to the possible ways plants will respond to the warming of global temperatures. Many scientists believe that plant growth will increase. New research from the...

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In the Garden


The Flowers of Autumn

At a recent meeting of gardeners, many people lamented that their garden looked so bad at this time of year. My guess is that the problem is more one of weariness on the part of the gardener than unattractiveness on the part of the gardens. The incident...
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Web Finds

The Nature Journal as a Tool for Learning Recording observations and feelings in a field journal can be a powerful way to get to know the...


Nature Journaling Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You , by Clare...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Your Own or Buy Local
  • Begin Planting Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Be Prepared for Frost
  • Ripen Green Tomatoes Indoors

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