Lower South

October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Five Steps to Bulb Planting Success

National News

The best time to plant spring bulbs depends on where you live. Ideally, wait until the soil temperature is below 60°F. As a general guide, plant in September through early October if you live in...

Fall Cleanup Q and A

Cutting Back Perennials Question: After the first frost, should I cut back the flower stalks on my perennials? Or is it best to leave them as is and cut them back in the spring?...

Shrub Dogwood Trials

Shrub forms of dogwood (Cornus) make excellent landscape plants and are widely used by landscapers around the country. They are known for their green or variegated foliage, attractive flowers and...

New Variegated Hedge Plant

If you’re looking for a tough shrub to plant this fall that provides beauty, versatility, and low maintenance, consider the variegated beauty briar ( Eleutherococcus sieboldianus ‘variegatus’)....

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In the Garden


Therapeutic Gardening

We were made to garden. There is something about tending the soil and plants that is so relaxing, so satisfying, and so therapeutic. I just can't imagine not having a garden in which to putter around. Our idea of a Garden of Eden may be a perfectly...
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Web Finds

Gardening Quotes from Emily Compost Need a chuckle or a different perspective on gardening? Looking for a whimsical quote for a...

Favorite or New Plant

Trailing Lantana Trailing lantana ( Lantana montevidensis ) forms a beautiful ground cover in sun to part shade...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Perennial Herbs
  • Keep New Trees and Shrubs Moist
  • Plant Strawberries
  • Feed Cool-Season Veggies and Flowers
  • Dig and Store Caladium Tubers For Next Spring

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