Upper South

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

American Hosta Growers Association has selected ‘Earth Angel’ as the Hosta of the Year for 2009. ‘Earth Angel’ is one of the largest variegated hosta varieties available. Hardy in USDA zones 2 to...

New Kitchen Scrap Composter

Composting kitchen scraps is a great way to reduce landfill waste and create organic matter for your garden. But what if you don’t have room, or the desire, to create an outdoor composting system?...

Reduce Dandelions in Lawns with Leaf Mulch

Dandelions are the scourge of many gardeners. Other than using harmful herbicides, the only sure fire way to eliminate them from lawns is to hand weed. However, recent research at Michigan State...

Updated Drip Irrigation Book

Water conservation is a big issue in many communities across the country. One way to water your plants without wasting this precious resource is to use drip irrigation. If drip irrigation seems...

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In the Garden


Mr. Tradescant's Namesake

There are flowers that beguile us with their flash. Think German iris, peonies, poppies. Then there are the ones that are more subtle. They charm us in other ways, perhaps with their indomitable natures, their adaptability, their long season of bloom....
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Web Finds

The National Center for Home Food Preservation Whether new to canning, freezing, and other methods of home food preservation, it's always good...

Tool or Gardening Product

Fountains Adding one -- or even more -- fountains to the garden is one of the best expenditures you can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Eat and Preserve Asparagus
  • Choose the Best Winterberry
  • Maintain Hummingbird Feeders
  • Keep An Eye on Newly Planted Plants
  • Check Mower Blades

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