Upper South

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Color for Late Summer-Blooming Lobelia

National News

Lobelia speciosa is a great late-summer blooming perennial that’s easy to maintain and brightly colored. The ‘Fan’ series is a new hybrid line that was created from a cross between Lobelia...

New Dwarf, Weeping Dawn Redwood

Dawn redwood is a fast-growing, feathery-leaved specimen tree that resembles the coastal redwoods of California but is deciduous and more widely adapted. This striking tree looks beautiful...

Eat Broccoli and Cauliflower for Prostate Health

We know that eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. In particular the crucifer vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens --...

Kaolin Clay Can Increase Aphid Populations

Kaolin clay is an organic pesticide often sprayed on trees, vines, and vegetables to prevent many insects and diseases, such as aphids, mites, leafhoppers, leaf rollers, thrips, apple maggots,...

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In the Garden

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The Long Hot Summer

Over the last several weeks, my area has had intermittent days with the heat index hitting 109 degrees F, give or take a degree or two. Then, when a mild cool front went through, temperatures in the mid-90s felt like a relief. The effect of the bit of...
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Resources

Web Finds

Shopper's Guide to Pesticide in Produce Concerned about pesticides on vegetables and fruits? Not sure when it pays to buy organic or when...

Tool or Gardening Product

Alternatives to Peat Moss It's not widely available yet, but keep a lookout in garden catalogs, nurseries, and garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Autumn Crocuses and Colchicums
  • Keep an Eye on Newly Planted Trees and Shrubs
  • Eat Watermelon
  • Destroy Dodder
  • Have a Party

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