Upper South

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exploring Private Gardens

National News

What's more enjoyable than spending a day wandering through the lovingly-tended landscape of a dedicated gardener? Thanks to The Garden Conservancy's Open Days program, now in its fifteenth year,...

Let Us Grow Lettuce Well

Nothing is better at the end of a hot summer day than keeping the stove turned off and tossing together a fresh salad for dinner. But nothing is more frustrating than heading out to the garden to...

New Organic Production Guides

Cornell University Cooperative Extension and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program have recently released nine new organic production guides for farmers. These new guides provide...

Choose the Best Coneflowers

Coneflowers ( Echinacea spp. ) are long-time garden favorites, adding easy-care color to the garden in mid to late summer. Recent efforts by plant breeders have added an array of choices of...

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In the Garden


To Help and Be Helped

For many people, asking for help is one of the most difficult things to do. It somehow admits defeat or weakness or not knowing something. Conversely, and oddly enough, giving help can be just as awkward. We don't want to intrude or negatively imply to...
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Web Finds

National Center for Home Food Preservation Thinking about learning to can and freeze produce out of your garden or from a farmer's market?...

Favorite or New Plant

'Sarastro' Bellflower Looking for a drop-dead, blue-flowered perennial? Then consider 'Sarastro' bellflower. As with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Your Roses Some TLC
  • Remove Spent Blooms on Lilacs and Rhododendrons
  • Have a "Sunny" Summer
  • Wisely Enjoy the Outdoors
  • It's Not Too Late for Vegetable Planting

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