Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

June, 2011
Regional Report

Web Finds

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug
If you haven't knowingly met one of these invasive pests already, you probably will sometime soon. Arriving in Pennsylvania in 1996, the brown marmorated stink bug has now invaded garden, orchards, and homes in 26 states. For help in identifying this pest and ways to deal with it, Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and Brown Stink Bug provide extensive photos, information, and links.

Tool or Gardening Product

The U Can Watering System
If you think all watering cans are the same, then you haven't had to use a poorly designed one for any length of time. Of course, personal preference enters into any choice, but the U Can has certainly taken a basic garden tool and upped the ante. Made in the United States with recycled plastic and available in blue or green, this watering can has been ergonomically designed with comfortable rubber grips and a textured handle for easy handling and pouring. But then comes the icing on the cake, as it were. The U Can also has a built-in fertilizer storage chamber, built-in measuring cup and spoon, a fertilizing reminder dial, a glove jam for glove storage, and a storage post for the sprinkler head. And all for under $20. For more information, visit


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