Lower South

June, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Ornamental Elderberry

National News

For those who love the look of the Japanese maple but have a hard time getting one to grow in their climate, the new 'Black Lace' elderberry ( Sambucus nigra 'Black Lace') is a good substitute....

Bug Blaster

While a well-known insect control technique involves spraying strong blasts of water on plants to knock off insects, most traditional water nozzles just aren't very effective at providing complete...

CDC Recommends New Mosquito Controls

It's summertime and mosquito season is upon us. Gardeners are always looking for ways to minimize exposure to insects, not just because they are a nuisance but also to protect against diseases...

Seeds of Kokopelli

If you're interested in saving seeds of your favorite heirloom vegetables but don't know how, here's a great resource that can help. The Seeds of Kokopelli , by Dominique Guillet (Les Presses de...

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In the Garden


White and Gray are Colors, Too

Green turf, green shrubs, and green trees combine in our landscapes to provide a foundation of green color, the palate onto which we paint. Some landscapes remain unpainted, a sea of green. Some receive a spotting of color with a few annual and...
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Web Finds

Basic Principles of Landscape Design This Basic Principles of Landscape Design Web publication from the University of Florida...

Favorite or New Plant

Aztec Grass Aztec Grass ( Ophiopogon intermedius ) is not a true grass but rather a type of mondo grass or...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mow Higher in Summer
  • Deadhead for More Blooms
  • Patrol for Scale
  • Blast Mite Problems Away
  • No Suckers Allowed

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