Upper South

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

National News

One widely held criticism about large-scale organic farming is that if all farmers grew crops organically they could not produce enough food to feed the world. Researchers at the University of...

Repeat-Blooming Clematis

Clematis are well loved for their early spring and summer flowers, however there are varieties that not only start the season, they also end the summer with another flush of blooms. One of the...

New Organic Fertilizer

Midsummer is a good time to give your vegetables and flowers a boost of fertilizer to get them through the rest of the growing season. Foliar fertilizers are good to use at this time of year...

The Best Lamb's Ears

Lamb’s ears ( Stachys ) are popular perennials known for their soft, silver leaves and flower spikes. There are two common groups of Stachys available. The ground cover lamb’s ears, such as...

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In the Garden

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Gilding the Lily

True lilies of the genus Lilium (as opposed to daylilies, calla lilies, magic lilies, torch lilies, and so forth) are found throughout the world and have a history that goes back many centuries. The earliest known illustrations were produced by the...
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Resources

Web Finds

Lilies Visit the Web site of the North American Lily Society for detailed information on planting,...

Favorite or New Plant

Summersweet Native to the coastal plain from Maine to Louisiana, summersweet ( Clethra alnifolia ), naturally...
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Regional Reminders

  • Increase Plant Resistance
  • Pick Blackberries
  • Harvest Garlic
  • Start Thinking About Bulbs
  • Plan for Fall and Winter Vegetables

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