Upper South

August, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tree Check Month for Asian Longhorn Beetles

National News

The Asian longhorn beetle (ALB) is one of the biggest threats to trees in this country. This invasive insect, first discovered in the U.S. in 1996, arrived accidentally from Asia in wood cargo...

Award Winning Veggies

All-America Selections recently announced six 2015 Vegetable Award winners, including Regional and National winners. Three are varieties that will make great fall gardening choices for gardeners...

Busy Bees

Want to know what it's really like to be busy as a bee? Tune into the live bee cam at the People's Garden Apiary located on the roof of the Jamie L. Whitten Building at USDA Headquarters in...

The Best Joe-Pye Weeds

One of the most stunning plants in a late season garden, Joe-Pye weed dazzles with large clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers on plants that can rise as high as 6 or even 8 feet tall. These...

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In the Garden


Summer Flowering Trees and Shrubs

Every season has its joys and pleasures, albeit in different ways. In spring, trees and shrubs knock your socks off with their spectacular beauty. In summer, woody plants tend to add a more subtle visual dimension to the landscape. Flowering annuals and...
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Favorite or New Plant

Hyperion Daylily There are bigger and fancier daylilies, but the wonderfully fragrant, lemon-yellow, 5-inch...

Web Finds

Shopper's Guide to Pesticide in Produce Concerned about pesticides on vegetables and fruits? Not sure when it pays to buy organic or when...
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Regional Reminders

  • Order Spring-Flowering Bulbs
  • Dry Hydrangeas
  • Plant Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Make and Freeze Pesto
  • Divide Perennials

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