Upper South

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, Red Japanese Painted Fern

National News

Ferns are popular shade garden plants that add texture and interest to areas where many plants won’t thrive. While the dominant color of ferns is green, the Japanese painted fern adds a silvery...

Simple, Safe Wasp Deterrent

Wasps and yellow jackets have a habit of ruining outdoor picnics and gatherings. They often build nests close to houses or in our yards and can become a nuisance when we try to use our outdoor...

Rose Hips May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Roses have been known for years to be not only beautiful but edible and medicinal as well. The rose hip, in particular, can be used in applesauce, soup, stew, marmalade, bread, pie, jam, and...

Native Ground Cover for Deep Shade

Ferns and hostas may make a big impact in shady areas, but don't overlook the beauty of smaller ground covers, especially when they burst into bloom like Meehan's mint. This native, creeping mint...

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In the Garden


Gardening Ups and Downs

For those of you who remember the comic strip "Li'l Abner," in it was a character who constantly had a cloud of trouble over his head. That's just the way I felt last week. Generally I'm a regular Pollyanna, but last week I felt more like that Joe...
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Living on Local Food With the current increased interest in both home and local food production, there have been a...

Favorite or New Plant

Hyperion Daylily No highly ruffled petals, no multiple colors, no resembling plants on steroids, the daylily...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Perennials
  • Plant, Harvest, Plant, Harvest
  • Make Dilly Beans
  • Reduce Japanese Beetle Damage
  • Add Some Color

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