Middle South

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Edible, Ornamental Salmonberry

National News

Salmonberry is a common, native woodland shrub that grows in part shade in many areas of the country. Now it's available with striking golden foliage that contrasts beautifully with its bright...

The Lowdown on Organic Sprays

Organic pest controls are very popular with vegetable gardeners trying to avoid excessive pest damage and also have less impact on the environment. However, detailed information about the organic...

Home Gardens Essential for Bumblebees

Pollinating insects have been in the news lately because of their declining numbers and the impact this may have on many food crops. The good news is that it appears that wide-open spaces and...

High Lead Levels Found in Garden Hoses

A common summer scene involves kids squirting each other with the garden hose. Invariably, on a hot summer day some of the kids will take a drink from the hose. We’ve all done it, whether as kids...

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In the Garden


New and Improved Plants

If it seems like there's a new and improved variety of coneflower or petunia every year, you're not imagining it. Plant breeders are continuously developing new plants and improving upon existing varieties. Although a truly blue rose or daylily hasn't...
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Web Finds

Pets and Poisons Statistics compiled by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)...

Shows & Events

Support Farms Damaged by Easter Freeze In many parts of our region, fruit growers were hit hard by frigid temperatures on Easter. This...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Mosquitoes
  • Stop Pinching Mums and Asters
  • Provide Mid-Afternoon Shade
  • Fill in Perennial Beds
  • Plan for Vacation

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