Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

August, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Putting Bees Out to Pasture

National News

We've all heard of putting the cows out to pasture, but how about bees? In an effort to encourage populations of native bees that can take on pollinating duties as the number of honeybees decline,...

Gardening for Monarch Butterflies

Soon millions of monarch butterflies will begin their annual journey, flying thousands of miles from eastern North America to overwintering sites high in the mountains of central Mexico. (Monarchs...

Save Energy with Solar Lights

One way to help save energy is to use solar fixtures for outdoor lighting. But in the past, many solar fixtures gave off such dim light that they were not very effective in the landscape. Now from...

Improve Your Gardening with a Coach

While reading about gardening is a great way to increase your knowledge, there is nothing like having an experienced gardener actually out in the garden with you, giving advice first-hand. Some...

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In the Garden


Exploring Home-Grown Fruit

'Tis the season for peach cobbler, raspberry sorbet, apple pan-dowdy, and pears cooked in red wine, among other delicious treats. It's been a great year for fruit of all kinds, but even in a year when some fruit buds get nipped by spring frosts, there...
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Growing Berries Berries both taste good and are good for you. They can be expensive to buy but easy to grow. If...

Favorite or New Plant

'Hearts of Gold' Redbud Yellow-leaved plants are ones that you are either drawn to or turned off by. Personally, I liken...
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Regional Reminders

  • Transplant Peonies
  • Begin Repotting Houseplants
  • Check Your Rain Gauge
  • Freeze Pesto
  • Stop Fertilizing

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