Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

July, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Awesome Asters

National News

Asters have long been favorites for the late-season garden. Their cheerful, star-shaped blossoms (the word ″aster″ is from the Greek for ″star″) in shades of white,...

Begonia 'Sparks Will Fly'

Garden impatiens has long been a favorite for adding color to shady spots in the annual garden. But a new disease threat, downy mildew of impatiens, has caused widespread devastation of this plant...

Math in the Garden

We all know plants are amazing organisms, but did you know that some of them have done their math homework as well? Remember back in the dim reaches of high school math class learning about...

Bountiful Beans

If you like to be up to the minute with your garden news, you'll be glad to learn that All-America Selections has just announced the first of its award winners for 2014! Vegetable Award...

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In the Garden


Watering the Garden

We're at the height of summer and for many gardeners, one of the biggest demands is watering the garden. On average, half of all household water use is for the lawn and garden. In order to reduce the use of this limited natural resource as well as to...
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Favorite or New Plant

Hardy Hibiscus In July, hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutus), also called common rose mallow, comes into bloom...


Pruning Perennials Removing faded flowers from perennials makes the garden look prettier, plus, for some plants, it...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rejuvenate Annuals
  • Keep Hydrated
  • Prune Rambling Roses
  • Garden Before a Vacation
  • Prevent Tomato Blossom Drop

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