Upper South

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

South Pacific Canna

National News

It's not too early to begin planning next year's garden, so canna enthusiasts and those looking to add tropical flair to their gardens will be pleased to see the announcement of one of the 2013...

Seed Saving and Starting

Are you interested in developing a tomato that is bred to thrive in the particular conditions found in your own home garden by selecting and saving seeds each year? Maybe you'd like to save seeds...

Conserving Bumblebees

We hear a lot these days about colony collapse disorder and the problems facing honeybees. But many folks are not aware that our native bees are struggling as well. The nearly fifty species of...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Tomato Genetics

After years of work by scientists from around the world, the Tomato Genome Consortium announced that the full genome of the tomato has been decoded, specifically that of the variety 'Heinz 1706',...

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In the Garden


The Perils of Summer

Starting in childhood with being out of school during summer, we come to believe that summer is a wondrous thing, filled with playful days. Yet any gardener will testify that summer can readily rival winter as a cruel season. The recent heat wave and...
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Vegetable History and Folklore As we grow and eat more vegetables, why not also learn more about the origins, legends, and...

Favorite or New Plant

Common Rose Mallow, Hardy Hibiscus Of the some 200 species of hibiscus, three of them are garden favorites: rose-of-sharon ( H....
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Roses for Virus
  • Keep Up with Deadheading
  • Collect Flower Seeds
  • Get Ready for the Fall Garden
  • Take Notes

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