Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

August, 2005
Regional Report

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Build a Rain Garden

National News

Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants. Municipal storm water treatment...

A Different Lamb's Ears

When you say lamb?s ears ( Stachys byzantina ), most flower gardeners think of the perennial with silvery white, wooly foliage and purple flower spikes. However, there is another version of lamb?s...

All About Watermelons

There is nothing that says ?summertime? like fresh watermelon. If you?re looking for more ways to use watermelons in recipes, as decorations, or in activities with your kids, check out the...

New False Aster

Boltonia is a flower in the aster family that blooms in late summer. A North American native, boltonia produces masses of white, pink, or violet flowers, depending on the variety. This perennial...

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In the Garden


It's Tea Time!

Compost tea, that is. Being touted as the next big thing in gardening, compost tea is reported to increase disease resistance in plants, reduce fertilizer and water needs as well as plant stress, and improve soil structure, aeration, retention of...
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Web Finds

International Compost Tea Council The International Compost Tea Council Web site provides answers to the most frequently asked...


Compost Tea Dr. Elaine Ingham, the soil biologist who has played one of the biggest roles in the evolution of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Virginia Bluebells
  • Cut Gladiolus for Bouquets
  • Make Fresh Tomato Salsa
  • Order Spring-Blooming Bulbs and Garlic
  • Collect and Save Seeds

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