Upper South

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fruiting Banana Tree for Containers

National News

There is no fruit more representative of the tropics than the banana. However, other than frost-free areas in South Florida, Texas, and Southern California, you rarely see fruiting bananas in the...

Spectacular Evergreen Dogwood With Abundant Flowers

Chinese evergreen dogwoods ( Cornus angustata ) are a relatively new group of landscape trees that are primarily grown in the Southeast. Although they have been around for 20 years, they aren’t...

Electric Fly Swatter for Your Next Picnic

Summertime is mosquito and flying insect time in many areas of the country. The simplest method of killing an errant fly is with a fly swatter. However, trying to kill a flying insect with a fly...

Pea Seeds Grow Better With Vitamin C

If you’ve had trouble getting pea seeds to germinate and grow in your garden, try soaking the seeds in a solution of vitamin C or folic acid before planting. Researchers at the University of...

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In the Garden


Growing Up With Clematis

Hopefully, we enjoy most of the plants in our gardens, but there are certain ones that catch our hearts. For me, one of those plants is clematis. (KLEM-a-tis is the correct pronunciation, but I've always said kle-MAH-tis.) No matter how it's...
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Web Finds

Clematis On The Web From Hull University in Great Britain comes Clematis on the Web , and A to Z site where you can...

Favorite or New Plant

Brookside Geranium Perhaps it's because they repeat the color of the sky, or maybe it's their rarity, but blue...
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Regional Reminders

  • Feed Hummers and Others
  • Use Sun and Bug Protection
  • Pick Blueberries
  • Control Mildew and Other Fungal Diseases
  • Save Flower Seed

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