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


Are Winter Flowers In Your Future?

A late summer day can be hot and muggy but we are surrounded by nature%%%s clues that autumn is fast approaching, with winter not too far behind. There are any number of garden tasks occupying our minds at this time of year, but think ahead to how...
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Favorite or New Plant

Blue-Mist Shrubs, Blue Spirea, Blue Beard Just as the growing season begins it%%%s swan song, blue-mist shrub, Caryopteris x clandonensis,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Herbal Vinegar In addition to drying and freezing herbs for use throughout the winter, another excellent way to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Get Summering Houseplants Ready for Indoors
  • Transplant Peonies
  • Make Lawn Repairs
  • Prepare New Beds Now for Spring
  • Trim and Divide

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