Upper South

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Super Summer Snapdragon

National News

Spiky plants are always in demand in garden and container plantings for the vertical accent they provide to the rounded form of so many other flowers. A long-blooming annual with a compact,...

The Well-Dressed Salad

Delicious salads, filled with healthful veggies and fruits fresh from the garden, are one of the big motivations for growing your own. But to get the most benefit from all the nutrients home-grown...

Visit an AAS Display Garden

We've written frequently about particular All-America Selection (AAS) winners, plants that have been chosen by independent AAS judges for their superior garden performance across the country. But...

Are Trees Making You Sneeze?

Does it seem that your allergy symptoms are getting worse lately? Changes in the types of trees planted in many landscapes and along many city streets may be part of the problem. Many common...

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In the Garden

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Hooray for Hydrangeas

For much of the twentieth century, the hydrangeas grown in most gardens were limited to only a few different kinds. That has changed in recent years, as many new varieties have been introduced. What was once considered an old-fashioned Victorian shrub...
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Resources

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Bottlebrush Buckeye One of the most spectacular of our native shrubs, bottlebrush buckeye (Aesculus parviflora) is...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mow Higher As temperatures go up and moisture goes down, the best way to maintain the health of your lawn is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Be Aware of and Beware the Heat
  • Indulge in Raspberries
  • Harvest Garlic and Onions
  • Cool Off with Raw Vegetables
  • Watch Your Garden for Water Stress

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