Lower South

March, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Short, Colorful Mullein

National News

Most gardeners know mullein as a large, velvety-leaved perennial that self sows in your garden and produces a 5-foot-tall, yellow flower stalk in midsummer. The English have taken a liking to this...

New Everbearing Blackberries

For years gardeners have enjoyed everbearing raspberry varieties, such as ‘Heritage’. These varieties fruit twice a year -- in summer and fall. Now from the University of Arkansas comes a breeding...

Star Search for New Plants

Ever wonder if that unusual flower that sprang up in your yard is a new variety that might be worth millions? Even though plant-breeding companies spend thousands of dollars to develop new...

Biodegradable Cell Phones

The latest recycling challenge involves the bevy of discarded electronic equipment, and one of the biggest culprits are cell phones. As people change phone plans and upgrade the quality and style...

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In the Garden


Designing an Easy-Care Landscape

Spring fever has arrived in the lower south. This wonderful affliction calls to the gardener deep inside everyone, drawing us outdoors to dig and plant. With a little forethought and planning, we can create landscapes that are both beautiful and easy to...
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Web Finds

Protecting Plants from Frost Damage The University of Arizona Extension in Maricopa County has produced an excellent, online Frost...

Favorite or New Plant

Coral Honeysuckle Coral honeysuckle ( Lonicera sempervirens ) is a versatile plant with many great attributes. Less...
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Regional Reminders

  • Getting a Head Start
  • Get Rid of Weed Seeds
  • Protecting Fruit Blooms
  • Don't Worry About Evergreens Dropping Leaves
  • Choose Container-Grown Over Bare-Root Plants

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