Upper South

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

3D Blooms for Cool Weather

National News

Osteopermum ecklonis, also known as African daisy, is a tender perennial used as an annual that relishes the cool weather of fall and spring, when it blooms its best. This makes it perfect for...

Landscaping for Butterflies

We are often told that one of the best ways to encourage butterflies to visit our property is to landscape with native plants. While it's true that native plants can be great larval host plants...

Emerald Ash Borer Reaches New England

This destructive pest was found for the first time in Connecticut this summer, the first New England state to achieve this dubious distinction. Its presence was confirmed in Prospect, CT and a new...

Get the Facts on Climate Change

With this summer's extended drought and record-setting temperatures, global warming and its attendant climate change are on the minds of many. But it can be a confusing issue, with opinion and...

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In the Garden


What I Learned This Summer

Both the calendar and the thermometer are telling us that fall is here. Whether we get the usual warm weather bounce, otherwise known as Indian summer, we'll have to wait and see. Bottom line, though, we need to do some quick harvesting and preserving...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Food Dehydrator Freezing and canning may comprise the bulk of the food preservation from my garden, but a food...

Clever Gardening Technique

Cover Crops After removing dead and dying plants from the vegetable garden, take the time to plant a cover...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Daylilies
  • Shop Sales, Then Plant
  • Dig Tender Bulbs
  • Plant Cilantro
  • Decorate for Fall

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