Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

August, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Successful Freezing

National News

Now is the season when our vegetable gardens are overflowing with fresh produce. It's also a time when many gardeners preserve some of this bounty to enjoy the rest of the year. One of the most...

Growing Public

Have you ever looked at a vacant lot, an expanse of grass around a school or municipal building, or an under-used area of a park and thought, "Food could be grown there."? Using public land to...

Bad News for Bees is Bad News for Flowers

It's not news that bees are in trouble. And not just honeybees. Declines in native populations of wild bees have been noted as well. This could present a serious problem for the many...

Joy in the Garden

Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a...

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In the Garden


Fall Vegetables

The heat and humidity of August can make us forget that chilly weather is not far away. And so can the abundance of the garden, overflowing with tomatoes, corn, green beans, and peppers. But to keep enjoying your garden's bounty, now is the time to plan...
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Shows & Events

Mid-America Bonsai Society Show and Sale Presented by the Midwest Bonsai Society, this show at the Chicago Botanic Garden draws visitors...

Favorite or New Plant

Prairie Rosinweed With repeated hot and dry summers, our desire to add more drought-tolerant plants to the gardens...
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Regional Reminders

  • Renovate Lawns
  • Stake Late-Blooming Perennials
  • Purchase Lily Bulbs
  • Deadhead Annuals
  • Order Spring-Flowering Bulbs

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