Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Compact Obedient Plant

National News

Obedient plant ( Physostegia ) is a widely adapted perennial flower that is so-named, not for its compact and controllable growth habit, but for the way the flowers can be bent into a desired...

On-Line Fruit Encyclopedia

If you?re a fruit nut, here?s a Web site for you. is an on-going encyclopedia of edible fruits of the world that lists almost 300 different fruits from around the world. Developed...

The Soil Sifter

Many garden plants love a loose, fertile topsoil for growing. This is especially true of fine-rooted plants. However, unless you?re willing to buy bagged topsoil or compost or have someone screen...

Keeping Kudzu Under Control

It?s considered the scourge of the South. Kudzu is a perennial, vining weed that has taken over thousands of acres of land in the Southeast. It spreads at a rate of 150,000 acres a year and, with...

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In the Garden


Fragrance in the Garden

Through the open door and windows of my office, the delightfully sweet scent of the appropriately named summersweet ( Clethra alnifolia ) makes sitting inside in front of a computer bearable. Relaxing on the porch in the evening during summer is made...
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Fragrant Plants There are newer books on fragrant plants, but there is no better read than The Fragrant Year:...

Favorite or New Plant

Hyperion Daylily We don't often think of daylilies for their fragrance, but there certainly are some. For 1979 to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Share the Bounty
  • Plant More Vegetables
  • Shape Up Annuals and Containers
  • Keep Up With Rose Care
  • Preserve Herbs and Start Seeds

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