Upper South

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Outstanding Shrub for Late-Summer Color

National News

Most flowering shrubs bloom from early spring to summer, and by the time July rolls around there aren’t many colorful shrubs other than crape myrtles and hydrangeas. But a relatively uncommon...

Compost Reduces Potato Diseases

Soilborne diseases, such as common scab and stem canker, can be a problem when growing potatoes, often ruining a potato patch. Recent research has focused on using beneficial microbes and compost...

Keep Cool in the Garden

It’s hot outside, and in many parts of the country, plants as well as gardeners are wilting under the heat. Gardening in the hot sun at high temperatures can lead to sunburn, dehydration, and heat...

Favorite Perennial Book Just Got Better

Gardeners love a good reference book, and a favorite among perennial gardeners has been Allan Armitage’s Herbaceous Perennial Plants . Now a new edition has been released that promises to be even...

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In the Garden


Summer's Abundance and Adventures

Songwriters notwithstanding, summer days are neither "lazy" or "easy" if you're a gardener. Just when you've got everything planted, mulched, and tended, the picking season comes on full force. Not to mention deadheading and dividing. And ohmigosh, it's...
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Web Finds

Sunscreens Does your sunscreen work? A Sunscreen Investigation by the Environmental Working Group of...

Favorite or New Plant

Pacemaker III Beet Beets are a two-in-one vegetable as you can enjoy both the roots and leaves (the related Swiss...
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Regional Reminders

  • Order Garlic for Fall Planting
  • Make Vegetable Salads
  • Keep Hummingbird Containers Clean and Fresh
  • Learn To Pick a Ripe Melon
  • Make Applesauce

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