Upper South

August, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Toad Lily

National News

Toad lilies ( Tricyrtis formosana ) are moisture-loving, shade tolerant perennials that are hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8. They flower in late summer and early fall, offering color and interest in the...

San Francisco Becomes More Food Sustainable

Creating a healthy, sustainable food system is on many people's minds these days. Books, articles, and documentaries highlight pockets of successful programs across the country. Now, one city is...

National Indoor Gardening Day

While many gardeners in the country are enjoying the fruits of their summer labors, some forward-looking folks are focusing on a time of year when, for most of us, our gardening will be limited to...

What’s Woolch Mulch?

While in England this past summer, I noticed gardeners using wool around plants that slugs love. It appears the wool deters the slugs and snails from eating the foliage. Well, here’s a new idea...

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In the Garden

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Heavenly Hydrangeas

When it comes to trees and shrubs in the garden, late summer can be somewhat monochromatic. But, for me, this is exactly when I want some flowers, so my garden is plentifully planted with crape myrtles, caryopteris, shrub roses, rose-of-Sharon, and,...
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Resources

Books

Hydrangeas Written by University of Georgia horticulture professor Michael Dirr, Hydrangeas for American...

Clever Gardening Technique

Drying Hydrangeas Having dried hydrangeas on hand is one of the great, easy ways to use in decorating your home...
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Regional Reminders

  • Evict Moles in Low-Tech Ways
  • Plant Foxtail Lilies
  • Preserve Tomatoes
  • Stake Floppy Perennials
  • Harvest Fruit

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