Lower South

July, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best Fall-Blooming Anemones

National News

Anemones are great late-season bloomers in the perennial border. They produce 2- to 3-inch-diameter, single or double flowers on 2- to 4-foot-tall plants. The flowers come in a range of colors,...

Huge, New Fig

The fig crop is ripening in many areas of the county. If you love figs, you'll love this new variety from the Louisiana State University breeding program. 'LSU Gold' features 2-inch-wide, tender,...

Smarter Sidewalks

As any gardener knows, the roots from trees growing along sidewalks or paved driveways can eventually cause the sidewalks to crack and heave. Municipalities in California have been experimenting...

New Clove-Scented Shrub

Finding a shrub that grows well in the shade, produces attractive flowers, and provides interesting foliage is a challenge. A new variegated version of the Florida anise bush ( Illicium floridanum...

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In the Garden

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Grow a Love For Gardening

Kids love growing things. In fact, the kid in all of us is drawn by the fascination of watching something grow and the satisfaction of growing our own food and flowers. I have taught gardening to children in schools and summer camps, and to my own...
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Resources

Clever Gardening Technique

A Slanted Trellis for Tomatoes Tomato cages work great but the homemade cylinders can take up a lot of storage space during the...

Web Finds

Composting For Kids Composting For Kids is a Web site I put together to teach kids (and adults) how to build a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Young Seedlings
  • Keep Roses Looking Their Best
  • Plant Hot-Weather Veggies
  • Don't Fret Over Curling Tomato Leaves
  • Water Turf In Summer

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