Upper South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hybrid Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckias, also known as black-eyed Susans, are great for brightening up gardens with their yellow blooms. In recent years breeders have developed several new varieties of both annual and...

Produce More Raspberries in Cool Climates

It’s raspberry season in many parts of the country. If you love red raspberries and want to get an even bigger crop, consider using a technique developed by researchers in Norway. They grew two...

Return of American Chestnut Can Help Reduce Global Warming

American chestnuts ( Castanea dentate ) were prized trees in North American forests until blight wiped them out in the last century. Researchers have been trying to breed a disease-resistant...

Revised Book on Deer-Proof Gardens

Deer are capable of decimating a garden overnight and are the bane of many gardeners’ existence. There are countless books, articles, Web sites, and products available to help control this pest....

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In the Garden


Summer's Fast Food

It struck me as amusing when I recently read in a cooking article online that "summer stretches out long and languid." Obviously, this wasn't written by a gardener. Before catching your breath as you finish picking blueberries, the blackberries are...
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Favorite or New Plant

Crocosmia Although brightly colored, with flowers produced for over a month in summer in shades of scarlet,...

Tool or Gardening Product

Critter Ridder My best bud is a Jack Russell terrier named Oscar, who, true to his heritage, loves to chase...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep On Weeding
  • Makes Notes and Take Photos
  • Divide and Replant Iris and Daylilies
  • Plant Potatoes
  • Pick a Bouquet

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