Upper South

June, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Healthy Lawns and Healthy Lakes

National News

Runoff containing the nutrient phosphorus from fertilizer use is a big contributor to algal blooms and the resulting oxygen depletion in many lakes, rivers and streams. As a result, some states...

Bizarre, Incredible and Beautiful

From pollen to seeds to fruits, you'll see the intricacies of plant reproduction in a whole new way as you peruse the fantastic photographic images in The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants...

The Best Veronicas

There is an incredible variety of speedwells ( Veronica ) for a gardener to choose from, with new offerings from breeders every year. How to choose from among all this horticultural largesse? The...

Invasion of the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer is a beetle native to Asia that was accidentally introduced into the U.S. less than a decade ago. It is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials brought in by ship...

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In the Garden

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Summertime's Fantastic Food

It's not that I don't eat well year-round. I have several freezers filled with all manner of vegetables and fruits, plus shelves filled with jars of pickles, salsas, chutneys, jams, preserves, and plenty of tomatoes. Yet, in the last several weeks, with...
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Resources

Web Finds

Herb Profiles The Herb Society of America offers profiles of some of the most common herbs, including the 2010...

Books

Garden Essays It may seem a bit early to think about summer reading, but with the hot weather we've been having...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Birdbaths
  • Pick Bouquets
  • Raise Containers
  • Check Out Garden Center Sales
  • Take Pictures

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