Lower South

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Snowberries

National News

Snowberries are little-used landscape shrubs, but that may change soon. A new line of snowberries from the Netherlands is being introduced that will expand home gardeners’ options for growing...

Plant Your Perennials High

Recent research from Cornell University’s Flower Bulb Research Program has shown that planting perennial flowers higher in the soil may result in better growth and survival. “High” planting...

Italian Schools Go Organic

Italians are known for their pride in preparing and serving high-quality food. Now they have become pioneers in instituting the use of organic foods in schools across the country. Since 2000 the...

Schools Grow Butterflies and Birds

School gardening is becoming more popular as teachers and parents realize the benefits to learning that this hands-on education offers. Now major corporations are getting involved. The Hilton...

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In the Garden


Hanging Baskets Made for Shade

Hanging baskets provide a great way to add color and interest to our summer landscapes. While there are many great blooming plants for hanging baskets, I like to use hanging baskets in shady areas. Baskets in shade are easy to care for as they don't...
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Web Finds

Successful Shade Gardens We certainly love our giant spreading shade trees. They make a southern summer a bit easier....

Favorite or New Plant

Golden Dewdrop Duranta, or golden dewdrop, is a beautiful plant with an arching to weeping growth habit....
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Spring-Blooming Shrubs
  • Don't Let Weeds Get Ahead of You
  • Fertilize Tomatoes
  • Prevent Blossom End Rot
  • Plant Heat-Tolerant Veggies

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