Upper 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


Bloomin' Summer Favorites

Every season has its joys and pleasures, albeit in different ways. In spring, trees and shrubs knock your socks off with their spectacular beauty. In summer, the effect is generally more subtle, but I find that I look forward to it just as much....
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Web Finds

Building Soil Housing construction may be on the skids, but many homeowners are still battling poor soil around...

Favorite or New Plant

Daylily Hyperion There are bigger and fancier daylilies, but the wonderfully fragrant, lemon-yellow, 5-inch...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make and Freeze Pesto
  • Order Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Dry Hydrangeas
  • Plant Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Control Beetle Grubs

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