Upper South

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gorgeous Gryphon Begonia

National News

Plants that were once considered denizens of indoor windowsills are making a break and heading outside. A wide range of tender perennials are shedding their houseplant image and are being offered...

Healthful Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is good for you. This is the kind of nutritional news we need to hear more often! University of Rhode Island researcher Navindra Seeram, who specializes in studying medicinal...

Superior Shastas

Shasta daisies (Leucanthemum x superbum) have long been garden favorites, valued for their cheerful white flowers that bloom for a long period. Besides the classic, yellow-eyed daisy form, there...

New Garden Books from Taunton Press

Two new gardening books from The Taunton Press, the publishers of Fine Gardening magazine, provide plenty of inspiration and good advice for both beginning and seasoned flower and food...

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In the Garden


Grow Up with Clematis

Jack may have had his wondrous beanstalk, but gardeners needn't feel jealous since we have our own magical vine, the clematis. Growing quickly up a trellis or tuteur or through other shrubs, a rapidly twining clematis provides an often-needed vertical...
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Favorite or New Plant

Bluestar Because there are so few blue-flowered plants, most gardeners find themselves drawn to them....

Clever Gardening Technique

Alfalfa for the Garden Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) contains a fatty acid alcohol called triacontanol, which stimulates...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Iris a Boost
  • Plant Warm-Season Vegetables
  • Repot Houseplants
  • Prepare for Container Care
  • Sow Annual Flowers

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