Upper South

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Song Bird Kale

National News

Ornamental kale is one of the best plants for adding long-lasting and easy-care color to the fall garden. These sturdy plants keep their good looks long after frost has finished off many autumn...

Downy Mildew of Impatiens

One of the standbys of the shade garden, impatiens has in the past been a pretty trouble-free plant in most situations. Unfortunately, a new disease has arrived on the scene that threatens...

Hardy Geraniums for Fall Color

When it comes to fall foliage colors, we usually think first of trees and shrubs. From the flaming reds, yellows, and oranges of maples to the rich red of chokeberry and the bright yellow of the...

Safe Tomato Canning

As summer winds down, many gardeners are saving the bounty of their vegetable gardens by canning tomatoes. And many of them are using the water bath canning method to process their jars. Water...

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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 lovely...
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Favorite or New Plant

Blue-Mist Shrub, 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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