Upper South

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Don’t Bite Me Insect Repellent

National News

Summer is biting insect time, and not only are mosquitoes annoying, they can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. There is a plethora of repellent sprays on the market to...

New Dwarf Agapanthus

Agapanthus, or lily of the Nile, is a common perennial in warm climates (hardy in USDA zones 8 to11). The dark green, strap-like leaves provide an attractive ground cover, while the stalks of sky...

New Community Garden Book

With rising fuel and food prices, many people are turning to growing some of their food. However, people in urban areas or without access to land face challenges to growing their own. Community...

Does Rinsing Apples Remove Pesticides?

It’s apple season and many people will be biting into the crisp fruit and enjoying the new crop in pies and sauces. Unfortunately, apples are routinely sprayed with pesticides to control a variety...

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In the Garden


To Pickle or Not To Pickle

In case it ever comes up in conversation, no, I do not have a tattoo. Due to a deep-seated fear of commitment, the odds are that I will never have one, but if I did, one of my options would be "Normal people don't live like this." Without going into too...
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Web Finds

Daylily Rust Daylily rust is a highly contagious fungal disease that disfigures daylilies. Currently, it is a...


Caterpillars A real butterfly garden requires not only the bright flowers that feed the butterflies but also...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Thoughtfully
  • Dry Herbs
  • Enjoy Asian Pears
  • Seed Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Install a Path or Patio

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