Upper South

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Multicolored Bee Balm

National News

Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...

Incredible New Hydrangea

From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. ‘Annabelle’ is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...

New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...

Earthworms Spread Weed Seed

Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...

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In the Garden


Taste Tests from the Garden

People who garden or shop at farmers' markets eat as much for the flavor of food as for its ability to sustain them. Once you get spoiled by 'Marconi Stazagorski' beans from Italy, a generic grocery-store Romano just doesn't satisfy. And, boy, do those...
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Favorite or New Plant

Hairy Alum Root Alum root, of the genus Heuchera, has gained wide popularity in recent years because of the many...

Tool or Gardening Product

Biological Control of Colorado Potato Beetle For the first few years that I grew potatoes, there were no Colorado potato beetles. Then a few...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dig and Repot Herbs
  • Store Leftover Seed
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Clean Up the Food Garden
  • Decorate Naturally for Fall

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