Middle 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 Tomato Troubles

Summer's heat, intense sunlight, and prolonged dry spells can take their toll on garden plants, especially tomatoes. Environmental factors like these can have surprising effects on plant growth and fruit development. In some cases, damaged can be...
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Shows & Events

Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks What do gardeners do during the long months of winter? If you can't be outside watching...

Clever Gardening Technique

Ways to Water Soaker hoses are an excellent choice for watering landscape and food garden plants since less...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add Late-Summer Bloomers
  • Mow Higher
  • Practice Good Garden Sanitation
  • Check Soil pH of Acid Lovers
  • Conserve Water

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