Upper South

September, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Cut Flowers Fresh

National News

One of the joys of having a flower garden outdoors is being able to bring some of that beauty indoors. Whether you have a cutting garden from which you can harvest armloads of fresh flowers or...

Frogs and Fungicides

As scientists note a worldwide decline in amphibians, they have come to consider that these animals are perhaps our environment's "canary in the coal mine," giving us early warning of...

Golden "Fire"

Zinnias have long been garden favorites for their bright blossoms and easy culture. But many have one big drawback- susceptibility to fungal diseases. Now gardeners who want a dose of hot color...

All the Dirt on Tomatoes

Tomato season is coming to a close for gardeners in many parts of the country. But until frost hits, it's time to harvest and enjoy fresh tomatoes, and perhaps preserve some of the bounty for...

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In the Garden

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Water-Wise Gardening

Maybe where you live, you haven't experienced a drought this summer, but don't feel smug. Sooner or later, what with changing weather patterns, there'll come a time in your garden when you'll face the choice of watching leaves shrivel or indulging in...
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Resources

Web Finds

Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States Invasive plants threaten native species by competing for resources, including sunlight, water,...

Favorite or New Plant

Blue-Mist Shrub, Bluebeard, Blue Spirea Sure, there are mums and asters blooming at this time of year, but to have a shrub covered in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make Plans to Plant
  • Deter Squirrels and Chipmunks in Bulb Plantings
  • Clean Up Fruit Trees
  • Get Poinsettias to Re-Bloom
  • Save Garden Seed

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