Upper South

June, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Picking Perfect Phlox

National News

Garden phlox is one of the stalwarts of the summer garden, providing color and stature during the midsummer months. But, although lovely, it isn't always carefree. Too often powdery mildew mars...

'Patio Baby' Eggplant

Eggplants in the garden are beautiful to look at and offer lots of delicious culinary possibilities in the kitchen. But they are not always the easiest crop to grow. It can be a challenge to...

You Glow Girl!

To get the most from your landscape plants, keep in mind what they offer as the seasons change. A flowering shrub may look gorgeous in full bloom, but what does it offer when it's not in flower?...

Non-Invasive Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are long time garden favorites, both for their graceful, fragrant panicles of flowers, as well as for the butterflies these blooms draw to the garden....

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In the Garden


Super Spiderworts

Spiderworts belong to the genus Tradescantia, a group of about 71 species of perennial plants native to the New World from southern Canada south to northern Argentina. Some thrive in the cold winters of temperate climates while others call the tropics...
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Web Finds

Whether new to canning, freezing, and other methods of home food preservation, it's always good...

Tool or Gardening Product

Fountains Adding one -- or even more -- fountains to the garden is one of the best expenditures you can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Eat and Preserve Asparagus
  • Maintain Hummingbird Feeders
  • Keep An Eye on Newly Planted Plants
  • Check Mower Blades
  • Deadhead Rhododendrons and Lilac

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