Upper South

July, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Nutrient Value of Organic Eggplant

National News

Many proponents of organic gardening have long maintained that not only are organic methods better for the soil, the environment and the safety of gardeners, but they produce nutritionally...

Fresh Plants for Southern Gardeners

Gardeners in northern parts of the country may be harvesting tomatoes and peppers, but if they are thinking about planting, they are considering quick growing, cool season crops like spinach,...

Pest Resistance in Elms

Just about everyone is familiar with the devastating effect Dutch elm disease (DED) has had on populations of American elm. Much research has gone into developing trees resistant to this disease....

Ask the Expert at the USDA

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched a new, on-line, on-demand knowledge database, called 'Ask the Expert'. This new service connects with existing UDSA knowledge systems, so...

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In the Garden


Garden Inspiration from Jane Austen

What we plant and how we arrange the plants in our gardens is influenced by many factors. We draw our inspiration from a wide variety of sources. Recently, I attended a Jane Austen Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, and heard a lecture by Kim Wilson,...
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Web Finds

Earth-Kind Looking for more ways to enjoy your garden while at the same time protecting the environment?...

Favorite or New Plant

'Lucifer' Crocosmia Just when your perennial border needs an extra jolt of summer color along comes 'Lucifer'...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try Conifers in Containers
  • Experiment with Late Peas
  • Grow Summer Lettuce
  • Divide and Replant Iris
  • Make More Flowers

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