Upper South

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Sun-Tolerant Caladium

National News

Caladiums are known for their ability to brighten shady spots in the yard with their colorful leaves. Now there's a caladium that's more sun tolerant than other varieties, and its shorter stature...

Grapes May Protect Against Diabetes

According to the National Institutes of Health, it’s estimated that 1 in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents in the U.S. has type 1 diabetes. This epidemic has spurred research into ways to...

New Animal Control for Gardens

Controlling marauding animals from eating your landscape and garden is a never-ending task. Now there’s a new, low-impact, technological tool to add to your list of repellent sprays, fences, and...

Warm Temperatures Increase the Sugar and Nutrients in Tomatoes

Most gardeners know the flavor and nutritional quality of fresh tomatoes is best if you grow your own. New research from France shows that the temperature at which fruit ripens can also affect the...

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In the Garden


Fads and Fancies

We gardeners are just as susceptible to the latest fad as anyone else. See something cute, beautiful, unusual, or whatever catches our fancy on television, at the garden center, or in our neighbor's yard, and we want one, too. Soon momentum builds, and...
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Web Finds

GreenScaping Looking for basic information about ways to green your garden? The United States Environmental...

Tool or Gardening Product

Rainwater Collection System With the growing awareness of the need to conserve water, gardeners are seeking out the benefits...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Watering Transplants
  • Weed Effectively
  • Trim Chrysanthemums
  • Extend the Spring Harvest
  • Use Back-Saving Strategies

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