Upper South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow Fruit Naturally

National News

If you are home gardener growing or thinking about growing fruit, you might fantasize about having an expert like horticulturist and garden writer Lee Reich out in your garden with you, dispensing...

Summer Jewels

Annual salvias are real troupers in the garden. No prima donnas, they are tolerant of dry soil, and boom prolifically in full sun. One of the best is Salvia 'Summer Jewel Pink', a 2012 All-America...

The Value of Bees

All gardeners know that bees are valuable creatures without which many of the food plants we depend on would not bear fruit or seeds. But do you know just how valuable they are? According to a...

Plants and Noise Pollution

Well, corn may have ears, but we know it can't hear! So it seems on the surface that noise in the environment should have little effect on plants. But a recent study done around noisy gas wells in...

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In the Garden


The Elephant in the Garden

Thinking maybe you'd like to add some visual drama to your garden this year? One spectacular way to add an over-sized exclamation point to the garden is with elephant ears. These are giant tropical plants grown for their large, heart-shaped leaves,...
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Web Finds

U. S. Drought Monitor Has it really been a drier than normal spring?To find out this information, visit Drought...

Favorite or New Plant

Autumn Sage Contrary to its common name, autumn sage (Salvia greggii) produces an abundance of 1-inch red...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Sweet Potatoes This Year
  • Trim Chrysanthemums
  • Water Wisely
  • Utilize Chive Blossoms
  • Keep Flower Beds Beautiful

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