Upper South

May, 2010
Regional Report

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National News

Coneflowers ( Echinacea ) have always been beautiful, easy-care additions to the perennial garden. But in the last few years breeders have given us all sorts of new choices in flower color, form...

Putting the Squeeze on Carbon Emissions

Over a year ago, PepsiCo partnered with the environmental auditing firm Carbon Trust to determine the carbon footprint of its Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice. Much to their surprise, the...

Fighting Hunger with Corn Research

Corn is a diet staple in many parts of the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa. But unfortunately most varieties of this vital grain are low in carotenoids, which our bodies convert to...

Pocket Gardening

Is it time to repaint, but you're having a hard time picking out a color? How about green- plants that is? Woolly Pocket Wally planters are flexible, breathable, modular gardening containers that...

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In the Garden


Create A Hummingbird Heaven

Of all the birds and butterflies that may inhabit our gardens, the hummingbird holds a special place in the hearts of many of us. There's something magical about them. The way they fly is like no other, and those jewel tones are certainly unique. The...
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Web Finds

Avoid the Late Blight Blues Many gardeners had their tomatoes destroyed last year by a disease called late blight, the same...

Tool or Gardening Product

Circlehoe Removing little weeds around and close to perennials (or vegetables, for that matter) is a fine...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Adding Annuals
  • Attend Garden Fairs and Tours
  • Trim Chrysanthemums
  • Move Houseplants Outdoors
  • Use Chive Blossoms

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