Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

An Apple a Day Helps Memory

National News

The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" can now be amended to include keeping your memory sharp as you age. Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that drinking 2...

New Colorful, Heat-Tolerant Plants

The heat is on this summer, and many gardeners are wondering which flower varieties will perform the best during these hot, sultry days. To help gardeners decide, researchers at the University of...

A More Efficient Way To Water

Many gardeners keep their lawns looking green and lush by putting their sprinkler irrigation systems on a timer to automatically provide adequate water for their grass. While automatic systems are...

Unique Hanging Planters

It?s not too late to plant container gardens, especially if you?re growing in hanging containers such as the handy Plug & Grow bags. Designed to hang from a ceiling, deck, or porch, each...

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In the Garden


Creating an Idyllic Food Garden

Recent surveys show that interest in growing vegetables is increasing, second only to creating patio areas. This pleases me because I believe that growing at least some of your own food is immensely satisfying. Having been raised in a household where...
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Creative Vegetable Gardening Although there are a number of books on potagers, among the best is Creative Vegetable Gardening...

Tool or Gardening Product

Sun Protection Recent articles in The New York Times (June 6, 2006) and The American Gardener (May/June...
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Regional Reminders

  • Beware of Chiggers
  • Pick Blueberries
  • Wait Till Fall to Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Plant Potatoes
  • Monitor Container Plantings

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