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

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Basil - King of Summer

Although other herbs flourish in summer%%%s heat, basil is the one that seems synonymous with summer, most likely because the combination of basil and tomatoes is so fortuitous. And what person doesn%%%t long for summer%%%s sun-ripened tomatoes?...
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Resources

Web Finds

Landscape for Life How each one of us individually carries out the process called gardening cumulatively affects our...

Clever Gardening Technique

Avoid Bitter Eggplant When eggplants are good, they are very good, with a rich, creamy flesh, whether showcased in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Buy Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Store Leftover Seeds
  • Give Roses A Boost
  • Share Extra Produce
  • Eat Fruit Now and Later

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