Upper South

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Sunshine Daydream

National News

Like many gardeners these days, rose gardeners are often interested in caring for their favorite plants with as few pesticides as possible. So it is encouraging to see that Sunshine...

A Better Burning Bush?

Burning bush, Euonymus alatus , has become a popular landscape plant in many parts of the country, especially valued for its easy care and vivid red fall color. Unfortunately, it is also a...

Good Golly, Miss Molly!

Who doesn't love seeing the bright colors of butterflies flitting through the garden? And there are few plants that are better at attracting these visitors than buddleia or butterfly bush. Its...

Climate Resources for Gardeners

The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow Network, or CoCoRaHS, is a non-profit, community-based network of volunteers who work together to measure and map precipitation of all kinds, with...

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In the Garden


Magical Moons & Seasonal Circles

As a child, an oft-repeated ritual was for my father to call mother and me out to the front steps to marvel at the sunset, the evening star, or a full moon. We listened, too, to the first notes of the peepers in the spring, noted when the earliest robin...
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Shows & Events

Herbs for Healthy Living The Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden/Research and Education Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is...

Favorite or New Plant

Lo & Behold 'Blue Chip' Butterfly Bush If you've become cynical about the words, "new and improved," then let your jaded self believe...
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Regional Reminders

  • Begin Planting Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Harvest Tomatoes
  • Dig and Store Tender Bulbs
  • Have Protective Coverings Ready
  • Enjoy Fall Harvest

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