Upper South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stand Up and Garden

National News

If that loud noise you hear when you get up from kneeling in your garden is your bones creaking, then Stand Up and Garden (The Countryman Press, 2012, $16.95) is the book for you! Written by...

Toxic Shock

Results from a study done by Michigan-based Ecology Center's Healthy Stuff.org had some alarming news for gardeners. 179 common garden products such as hoses, garden gloves, kneeling pads, and...

Learn about Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, gardeners in many areas of the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the...

Pesticides Cause Bees to Lose Their Way

Just about all gardeners are aware that honeybees are in trouble and that scientists are hard at work trying to figure out the cause of their mysterious decline, called colony collapse disorder....

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In the Garden


The Beloved Iris

What with spending more time than usual in the garden this year, I've become aware of just how many different kinds of irises I grow, to say nothing of how many more I want. With just a little forethought, it's possible to have irises blooming in the...
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Favorite or New Plant

Walker's Low Catmint The variety name is a bit of a misnomer in that the plant will form mounds 2 feet or more in...

Tool or Gardening Product

Long-Handled Three-Prong Cultivator When applying a new layer of mulch to the garden, you may find that the older mulch has crusted...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Summer Crops
  • Be Patient with Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Plant a Cutting Garden
  • Give Houseplants a Summer Vacation
  • Add Summer Bulbs

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