Middle South

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Watermelons May Have Viagra-Like Effect

National News

Watermelons are favorite summer fruits that are loaded with antioxidants. Previous research touted watermelons as being high in lycopene, an antioxidant associated with heart, prostate, and skin...

New Dwarf Alamanda

Alamanda is a rambling, fragrant tropical vine that produces 3-inch-diameter yellow blossoms all summer. Most varieties of alamanda grow to 25 feet, so they are best grown on a pergola or trellis....

Versailles Gardens Go Green

The Gardens of Versailles are some of the most quintessential formal gardens in the world. Straight lines of ancient trees, well-trimmed hedges, and manicured lawns make up the bulk of these...

New Water-Saving Sprinkler System

With summer droughts hitting many areas and the price of water rising, many homeowners are looking for ways to save water. One of the biggest summer users of water is the automated lawn sprinkler...

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In the Garden


Bees and Wasps

Our daily newspaper recently published an article titled "Summer Pests Are Here," and the first category was Bees and Wasps. The writer describes this scenario: You're out mowing the lawn and all of a sudden you feel the tell-tale sharp pain of an...
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Clever Gardening Technique

Read Grocery Labels Supermarket chains are touting "local" fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Look closely at labels to...


Garden Insects of North America It's always a good idea to identify plant pests before taking control measures, and Garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Bearded Iris
  • Sow Fall Beans
  • Harvest Okra
  • Dry Herbs
  • Plant Cukes

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