Upper South

August, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Butterfly-Attracting, Disease-Resistant Phlox

National News

Midsummer is tall phlox ( Phlox paniculata and P. maculata ) season in the perennial garden. Phlox is known for its beautiful flowers this time of year, but powdery mildew often ruins the show....

Save the Ash Tree

There is a growing concern about native ash trees across the country. The emerald ash borer (EAB) insect has set up home in communities in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Eastern Canada...

Elderberry Pruning Trials

Elderberry bushes are gaining in popularity. This native shrub is easy to grow and is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions, including wet areas. It features attractive white flowers and...

National Community Gardening Week

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has named August 23-29, 2009, National Community Gardening Week. As an ongoing commitment to encourage community gardening, the USDA is installing “People’s...

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In the Garden


Tall and Terrific

For years now, the trend in flower breeding and selection has been to make plants smaller and more compact. But short, dumpy mounds do not always a garden make. Tall and statuesque can be a good thing, even in a small garden. Tall perennials,...
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Web Finds

The Dog-Scaped Yard If you've ever wished that you could create a beautiful but canine-conscious garden, there's a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Quick Berry Vinegar Berry-flavored vinegars add a bright note to salads year-round and are easy to make. To make,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Eat Lots of Tomatoes
  • How to Pick a Ripe Melon
  • Continue to Care for the Strawberry Patch
  • Save Flower Seeds for Next Year
  • Rescue Bedraggled Beds

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