Lower South

September, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Echinacea

National News

Earlier this year we reported about new fragrant echinacea varieties -- ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset’ -- that have recently been introduced to the public. The parade of new coneflower introductions...

Ivy of the Year

Topiaries are all the rage in the gardening world. Not only do they make great outdoor plants, many can be brought indoors in fall and enjoyed in winter under the proper lighting conditions. Each...

Vole Control Bait Station

With the onset of fall’s cool weather, animals are making plans to overwinter in your yard. Voles are one of the main rodents that love to hang around and feed. There are many species. Some will...

Apples for Better Health

The old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” is gaining more validity as Cornell University researchers find more health benefits from eating fresh apples. Recent research suggests that...

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In the Garden

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Include Bulbs in Your Landscape Plan

Flowering bulbs can be a great investment in our landscapes. I am especially fond of those that naturalize, returning each year to pay a dividend on the initial investment. They become part of the cycle of seasons announcing the end of winter, the...
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Resources

Web Finds

General Characteristics of Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs Spring-blooming bulbs are the best known but when these beauties are long gone a host of other...

Books

Garden Bulbs for the South Southern gardening authority Scott Ogden has provided us with the definitive work on bulb culture...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Naturalizing Bulbs and Other Perennial Flowers
  • Brown Patch Season Arrives Soon
  • Dividing Perennials
  • Fall Vegetable Planting Time
  • Prepare Soil for Wildflower Planting

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