Upper South

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Pink Annabelle Hydrangea

National News

The round white flower heads of the Annabelle mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are a favorite of many gardeners. The flowers are produced on new growth in summer and continue to bloom...

Growing Giant Pumpkins Organically

Fall is pumpkin time in the U.S. For a particular group of people, fall is all about giant pumpkins -- the enormous fruits that you see at country fairs and on the news. The current world record...

Houseplants Give Off VOCs, Too

It is common knowledge that houseplants can help clean the air. Many houseplants remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) deemed indoor air pollutants, such as toulene and xylene. These VOCs are...

New Low Maintenance Lawn Grass Variety

The Holy Grail for many home owners is a lawn that looks great but needs little maintenance, especially mowing. Well, for homeowners in cool parts of the country, there is a new grass variety that...

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In the Garden

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Success with Bulbs

In fall, as days shorten and leaves turn to autumn colors, gardeners everywhere are busy planting the tulips, daffodils, and other spring-blooming flower bulbs that will brighten the post-winter landscape. It's hard to believe these glorious flowers...
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Resources

Books

Spring-Blooming Bulbs Brooklyn Botanic Garden's series of books may only contain 112 pages each, but they are packed...

Favorite or New Plant

Fireworks Goldenrod Many gardeners scorn the common native goldenrod for its weedy nature and the misinformed belief...
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Regional Reminders

  • Bring Herbs Indoors
  • Dig Up Gladiolus and Dahlias
  • Stockpile Straw
  • Get Houseplants Ready to Come Indoors
  • Take Cuttings or Pot Annuals

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