Upper South

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

21st Century Greens

National News

As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...

The National Heirloom Exposition

If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...

Orchids are Tops

What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...

Bronze Birch Borer Resistance

The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...

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In the Garden


Revel in the Beauty of Summer Shrubs

Sure, spring blazes with the colors of forsythias, spireas, azaleas, and other shrubs, and we are so ready for them after the duller colors of winter, but they seem to pass so quickly. Although I certainly have spring-flowering shrubs in my garden, it...
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Web Finds

Children and Nature The Children & Nature Network was created to encourage and support people and organizations...

Tool or Gardening Product

Small Animal Repellent Rabbits, chipmunks, and squirrels are cute animals until they start creating havoc in your...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Fired Up Over Grilled Vegetables
  • Harvest and Use Herbs Regularly
  • Begin Planting Fall Crops
  • Increase Your Shrubs
  • Make Berry Vinegar

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