Upper South

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Native Bee Basics

National News

Native bees are important and often under-appreciated pollinators. If you'd like to find out more about these helpful insects and what you can do to conserve and protect them on your property and...

Lingering Effects of Invasive Species

The ecological disruption caused by invasive plants species is a worldwide problem. The cost of the environmental and economic impact of these invaders is estimated to be in the neighborhood of...

Move Gypsy Moth Free

The gypsy moth is an introduced insect that is one of the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs ever to reach our shores. Its immature stage, a dark, hairy caterpillar with rows of red and...

Landscape Problem Solver

We all probably wish we had an experienced gardener we could call on for advice whenever problems arise in the garden. For those of us without such a fount of knowledge, the Landscape Problem...

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In the Garden


Mind Your Elders

Some plants just have it all: beautiful in the garden, easy to grow, edible flowers and fruit, and a long, fascinating history. The particular plant that I have in mind meeting these criteria is the elderberry. The European form is Sambucus nigra ,...
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Plant Dyes We often think of dyeing in terms of yarn and knitting, but Sasha Duerr offers a much wider...

Favorite or New Plant

Purple Shamrock Most of the time gardeners choose plants based on their flowers, but purple shamrock (Oxalis...
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Regional Reminders

  • Preserve Hydrangeas
  • Sow Self-Sowing Annuals
  • Divide Peonies
  • Try Asian Turnips
  • Know When to Pick Pears

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