Lower South

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protection for Spring Bulbs

National News

Fall is right around the corner, and for gardeners that means planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses. Unfortunately, mice and voles love to munch these newly...

Mist n' Pour Sprayer

Once the weather starts cooling and drying out, misting plants is a good way to raise humidity levels and keep indoor plants healthy. Misting also can help prevent infestations of insects such as...

Award-Winning Lavender

For the past 35 years, the Dutch-based horticultural organization, Fleuroselect, has been testing and promoting new flower varieties around the world. Each year they trial new varieties in 30 test...

Worm Compost Suppresses Insect Attacks

It’s been widely known that mixing worm compost or "vermicompost" into soils growing flower and vegetables will reduce plant diseases and add significantly more nutrients to the soil than regular...

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In the Garden


Irrigation Audits

This long, hot summer season has kept irrigation systems busy providing water for our lawns and landscapes. Future projections in many areas indicate that water supplies may be inadequate to meet demand, and steps need to be taken to make our lawns and...
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Favorite or New Plant

Flowering Senna Flowering senna ( Senna corymbosa , formerly Cassia corymbosa ), also called Argentine senna,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Head Start on Cool-Season Gardening Here's a question for you. Where would you rather be on a hot day, out in the sun or in the shade...
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Regional Reminders

  • Pecans Filling Kernels Now
  • Feed Citrus
  • Take Advantage of Free Chips
  • Prepare Roses for Fall Blooming
  • Spray for Webworms

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