Upper South

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Topnotch Asters

National News

Asters are one of the delights of the fall garden. But there are also asters that add color to the summer garden, even a few spring-blooming species. How to choose among all this horticultural...

And You Think You've Got Garden Problems!

Here at NGA, we're always reminding gardeners, when using any pesticide, fertilizer, or garden chemical, to always read and follow the instructions and precautions on the label exactly. The...

Warming Nights

We hear a lot about climate change and global warming these days, and as gardeners, we wonder not only how these trends will affect the world as a whole, but what it will mean for the plants...

Feel the Burn

After a long day out in the garden weeding, planting, and mowing, it sure can feel like you've burned a lot of calories. But if you want to figure out if you expended enough to earn a big serving...

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In the Garden

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Long Live Lilies

For much of my life, I admired lilies from a distance. Growing up, lilies were not in my mother's flower garden, and I just never seemed to get around to growing them myself. Two things changed that for me over the last decade. One was buying lilies...
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Resources

Books

Pruning Perennials Removing faded flowers from perennials makes the garden look prettier, plus, for some plants, it...

Clever Gardening Technique

Quick Refrigerator Pickles It"s difficult to have your cucumber plants produce just a few cukes. One easy way to use them is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant More Main-Season Vegetables
  • Make a Quick Fountain
  • Pick Lots of Bouquets
  • Add Pot Feet to Containers
  • Look for Bargains

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