Upper South

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Tomatoes Rich in Antioxidants

National News

People choose organically grown produce over conventionally grown produce for a variety of reasons, such as minimizing pesticide exposure and preference for the taste. New research supports the...

Unusual Double-Flowered Tiger Lily

Tiger lilies ( Lilium lancifolium ) are easy-to-grow, 4- to 6-foot-tall, hardy bulbs that typically produce downward-facing flowers in midsummer. While most have single flowers, an old, unusual...

Floating Planter for Ponds

Barley straw has been shown to emit a chemical that’s effective in controlling algae in water gardens and ponds. There are many purely functional barley straw products on the market, but a new...

Make Your Own Garden Cart

Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a...

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In the Garden


A Melon and a Woman Are Hard To Know

This old French saying has long been one of my favorites, and it is more apropos now to my life than usual. It is my belief that most gardeners have at least a few "challenge" plants in their gardens; that is, plants that they would give body and soul...
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Web Finds

Fun Project Ideas If you have children, grandkids, nieces, or nephews with whom you'd like to share your love of...

Favorite or New Plant

Rose of Sharon 'Lil' Kim' Rose of Sharon may be an old-fashioned plant, but no one can deny that it is reliable and easy to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Save Seeds
  • Pay Attention to the Lawn
  • Preserve Herbs
  • Harvest Winter Squash
  • Start Fall Cleanup

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