Lower South

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Best Salvias For Hot Summers

National News

Salvias are one of the most commonly grown bedding plants across the country. They grow and flower quickly, producing spikes of red, white, pink, blue, and purple flowers all summer long. However,...

Plastic Mulch Repels Pests

Tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, and cucumbers are popular summer garden vegetables. However, they also are subject to many insects and diseases. Gardeners have used colored plastic mulch to...

Organic Fire Ant Control

Fire ants are a major pest in lawns and gardens across much of the country. Now there is an effective organic control that will help eliminate these harmful pests that's safer for the environment...

Kudzu Reduces Alcohol Consumption

The "vine that ate the South" may have a positive side after all. Researchers at the McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, investigated kudzu as a treatment to curb excessive drinking....

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In the Garden

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Enlist Help from the Good Guys of the Garden

Our gardens are teeming with insects, mites, spiders, and other creatures. To a new gardener every "bug" is a likely suspect. As we learn more about gardening and that elusive thing called "the balance of nature," we discover that very few insects are...
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Resources

Web Finds

Insect Management: Biological Control Learn about attracting beneficial insects to your garden in this Insect Management Web site...

Favorite or New Plant

Turks Cap Turks cap ( Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii ) is a tough perennial/shrub that generally...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try Purslane and Portulaca in Hot Spots
  • Plant Pumpkins and Squash
  • Plant Succulents in Containers
  • Choose Your Favorite Daylilies
  • Multiply Chrysanthemums

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