Lower South

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Agastache 'Apache Sunset'

National News

Agastache or hyssop is an old-fashioned perennial plant that's gaining in popularity with the introduction of new varieties. Agastache is a versatile plant. It has attractive foliage and flower...

Ultra Grow Container Liner

One of the pitfalls of growing plants in containers is improper watering. Containers can dry out quickly or be overwatered by Mother Nature or overzealous gardeners. While underwatered containers...

Root Pruning Potbound Plants

Fall is a great time to buy trees and shrubs at your local nursery. Most gardeners have heard that if your tree or shrub is potbound (roots encircling the rootball), you should score or break up...

Award-Winning Hydrangea

Since 1978 the Gold Medal Plant Award Program at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized trees, shrubs, and woody vines of outstanding merit. These winners are relatively new plants...

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In the Garden


Air Layering for Easy Plant Propagation

Propagating plants is a great way to make many plants from one, however many gardeners have not been very successful with rooting new plants from cuttings. Well there is a better way. Air layering is easy, and the success rate is much higher....
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Web Finds

Air Layering How-To Air Layering for Difficult-to-Root Plants is a Web site from Texas A&M Extension that provides...

Favorite or New Plant

Dwarf Fountain Grass Ornamental grasses add a simple beauty to the landscape. Some provide attractive seed heads as an...
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Regional Reminders

  • Trim Herbs for Fall
  • Rejuvenate Heat-Stressed Summer Flowers
  • Plant Marigolds for Fall
  • Stop Fertilizing Woody Ornamentals
  • Leave Lawn Clippings

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