Upper South

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Selecting the Best Roses

National News

Part of the mission of the American Rose Society (ARS) is the evaluation of newly-released roses. After three years of assessment, each rose is assigned a rating that is included in their annually...

Avoiding the Mummy's Curse

Blueberries are a popular fruit for home gardeners. They are generally easy to grow and the berries are delicious and highly nutritious. But sometimes the mature berries shrivel up, turning gray...

Don't Baby Your Basil

Most gardeners know that many perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme and sage are most flavorful when grown in lean soil without a lot of fertility. But more fertile soil has often been...

Leaf Collection Made Easy

Soon gardeners in many parts of the country will begin that traditional fall chore- raking up leaves. While a few leaves can just be mown over to return organic matter to the soil, large amounts...

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In the Garden


Plan and Plant for a Glorious Spring Garden

Garden center shelves are filling up with spring-flowering bulbs large and small, each one holding the promise of a new gardening year. Fall is a busy season for gardeners, and you may be a little weary, but set aside some time for planting tulips,...
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Web Finds

Time to Renovate Weak Lawns If your grass has died this summer or is so weakened that weeds have taken over, now is a good...


Canning and Preserving from the Garden With the burgeoning interest in home canning and preserving, there are dozens of new books, but...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Up and Restart
  • Beat the Rush
  • Tuck In Some Color
  • Make More Daylilies
  • Start An Indoor Herb Garden

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