Upper South

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning Black and White Calla Lilies

National News

Calla lilies ( Zantedeschia ) are valued for their speckled leaves and unusual, cup-shaped flowers that come in a variety of colors. Two new varieties -- one with black flowers and one with white...

Best Birches for the South

White-bark birches, such as paper birch ( Betula papyrifera ) and European white birch ( B. pendula ), are popular landscape plants in the North, but not widely grown in the South. Southern...

Americans Not Eating Their Fruits and Veggies

Many Americans are familiar with the "5 A Day" program that encourages people to eat more whole fruits and vegetables. Although the U.S. government, food advocacy groups, and public health...

Keeping Ants Out of Hummingbird Feeders

Feeding hummingbirds is a popular pastime for many gardeners, who hang hummingbird feeders containing sugar water outdoors close to their windows for easy viewing. One of the drawbacks of...

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In the Garden


A Matter of Taste

A recent stint as a judge at the Starlight Strawberry Festival reminded me how important variety selection is with regards to flavor of whatever food crops we're growing. For example, 'Allstar', an often-recommended variety was practically tasteless,...
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Web Finds

Good Earth Rose Care Want to grow your roses organically? Some of the members of the American Rose Society have...

Tool or Gardening Product

Uncle Mikey's Dynamic Duo Boost the health and vigor of your garden with special formulations of an activated compost tea...
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Regional Reminders

  • Continue Rose Care
  • Consider Installing Soaker Hoses
  • Grow Lettuce This Summer
  • Try a Vacuum Sealer
  • Clean Up Spring Bulbs

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