Lower South

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Build a Rain Garden

National News

Storm water runoff can be a big problem in summer during heavy thunderstorms. As the water rushes across roofs and driveways, it picks up oil and other pollutants. Municipal storm water treatment...

A Different Lamb's Ears

When you say lamb’s ears ( Stachys byzantina ), most flower gardeners think of the perennial with silvery white, wooly foliage and purple flower spikes. However, there is another version of lamb’s...

All About Watermelons

There is nothing that says “summertime” like fresh watermelon. If you’re looking for more ways to use watermelons in recipes, as decorations, or in activities with your kids, check out the...

New False Aster

Boltonia is a flower in the aster family that blooms in late summer. A North American native, boltonia produces masses of white, pink, or violet flowers, depending on the variety. This perennial...

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In the Garden


Tomato Reruns

By the end of summer, our tomato patch is usually pretty ragged-looking due to the ravages of insects, mites, and diseases. It's also stopped setting fruit due to the heat of summer. However, fall is coming and with it comes a fresh new start on the...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Mutabilis' Rose Old garden roses have the reputation of being able to not only survive but thrive despite the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Shading New Seedlings and Transplants We have to begin our fall gardens when the weather is brutally hot. New seedlings and transplants...
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Regional Reminders

  • Caring for Late-Season Perennials
  • Plant Fall Vegetables
  • Rejuvenate Summer-Blooming Shrubs
  • Water Next Year's Fruit Now
  • Pamper New Seeds

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