Upper South

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hardier Cape Fuchsia

National News

Many gardeners love to grow the common fuchsia as an annual in containers and hanging baskets. The fuchsia family, though, also has soon unusual perennials in its lineage. The cape fuchsia...

Trees Can Reduce Energy Usage

Trees are great additions to a yard for their shade and fruit depending on the type you grow. Now, research confirms trees also will help reduce summertime energy use. A recent USDA study in...

Race Car Made From and Powered by Vegetables

Formula 1 racing has come under scrutiny from environmental groups for the amount of fossil fuels needed to create and maintain their sport cars. Now, researchers at the University of Warwick in...

New Handy Mosquito Repellent

Summer time is mosquito time for much of the country. Whether you’re camping, gardening, or just enjoying a quiet evening on a patio or deck, mosquitoes often seek you out and ruin your fun. While...

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In the Garden

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Love Conquers All

What a glorious time of year! So many colors and scents in the garden. An early morning walk among the flowers is a great gift to give to yourself. Like a bumblebee, I flit from one flower to the next, thinking in turn that each one is the best ever....
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Resources

Books

Armitage's Manual of Annuals, Biennials, and Half-Hardy Perennials A fitting companion to Allan Armitage's book on perennials, Armitage's Manual of Annuals,...

Web Finds

Ketzel Levine's Talking Plants Check out Ketzel Levine's Talking Plants Web site, where you can listen to and read archives of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Deadhead Rhododendrons and Lilac
  • Rose Care
  • It's Not Too Late
  • Be Ruthless
  • Chrysanthemum Care

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