Upper South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Curly-Leaved Begonia

National News

Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, it’s commonly grown as an annual in all but...

New Targeted Herbicide Applicator

Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....

Royal Vegetable Garden

Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obama’s new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...

Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?

Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. It’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...

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In the Garden


Renew, Re-Purpose, Restore

Having just finished the final restoration work from the damage caused by Hurricane Ike coming through the Ohio Valley last fall, plus doing a lot of other work in the garden, "recycling" in its broadest sense is much on my mind. I'm the daughter of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Blueberries Blueberries are on just about every "super foods" list for their antioxidant power. Besides how...

Tool or Gardening Product

Bird Netting Blueberries have few pests except that birds like them as much as we do. There are devices...
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Regional Reminders

  • Have A Berry Nice Time
  • Visit Daylily Gardens
  • Control Japanese Beetles
  • Check Container Plantings Daily
  • Start the Late Summer Food Garden

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