Upper South

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

A Pinch of Salt for Tasty Tomatoes?

National News

A tomato ripe from the garden needs little more than a sprinkling of salt to make it a mouthwatering treat. But could a pinch of salt while it's still in the ground make it even tastier?...

Getting the Lead Out

As interest in eating locally grown and organic foods increases, so does the number of urban food gardens. Whether in backyards or community garden plots, more and more urban residents are trying...

Ideal Inkberries

More and more gardeners are turning to native plants for their landscapes. One such choice is the adaptable inkberry ( Ilex glabra ), a broad-leafed holly with glossy, deep green leaves and white...

Finding Farmers Markets

We can all benefit from the taste and nutrition of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables. But if you can't grow your own, or you don't have the space to grow all you need, a farmers market brimming...

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In the Garden


Whither the Purple Coneflower?

Purple coneflowers are one of our most beloved native perennials for the garden, what with their large, daisy-like flowers that bloom for a long period during summer, adaptability and ease of cultivation, tolerance to both heat and drought, and...
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Web Finds

Mt Cuba Center The Mt. Cuba Center, located near Wilmington, Delaware, is a non-profit horticultural institution...

Favorite or New Plant

Oakleaf Hydrangea The many diverse species and cultivars of hydrangeas are all commanding greater attention in our...
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Regional Reminders

  • Think Cool
  • Make a Patriotic Display
  • Enjoy Berries
  • Be An Explorer
  • Dry Hydrangeas

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