Lower South

February, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Fragrant Coneflowers

National News

Coneflowers are well loved as wildflowers, perennial garden flowers, and medicinal herbs. Now you can add "fragrant cut flowers" to their list of assets. Echinacea 'Sunrise' and Echinacea...

Exciting New Annual Flowers

While we all love to come upon a totally new plant we've never seen before, new variations on old favorites -- such as these six new flower introductions -- can be just as tempting. 'Magellan...

New Tomato Varieties for 2005

Tomato is the king of the vegetable garden. There are hundreds of varieties available, and no matter how many you grow, there's always the temptation to try one more. Here are some of the latest...

Earthworm Castings Repel Insects

It's widely known that earthworm castings (droppings) are a great fertilizer (especially for container plants) and can suppress soil diseases. Now, research from Germany has found that not only do...

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In the Garden


It's Spring Vegetable Gardening Time

Spring vegetable gardening season is upon us! Wise gardeners know that careful preparation and timely action are key ingredients for improving your chances of a bountiful harvest later. About the Soil Soil preparation is among the most neglected...
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Web Finds

Pruning Methods Need help with rose pruning? No, I'm not talking about someone who'll come out and prune your...

Favorite or New Plant

Oregano Need a plant that will do well spilling over the sides of a container or growing as a ground...
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Regional Reminders

  • Last Call for Bare-Root Planting
  • Prune Roses
  • Oil Your Pests
  • Don't Overwater Houseplants
  • Trim Ornamental Grasses

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