Lower South

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New ‘Black Pearl’ Tomato

National News

Over the last 20 years there has been a color revolution in the tomato world. What was traditionally a round, red fruit now comes in a variety of shapes, such as oval, wrinkled, and pointed; and...

Dispelling Garden Remedy Myths

We’ve all heard, and probably tried, a few home remedies in our gardens with the hope that the spray or powder from the kitchen cabinet could provide a safe and effective way to kill pests....

New Dwarf Angel’s Trumpet

Angel’s trumpet ( Brugmansia ) is a tropical tree that produces large, fragrant, pendulous flowers in summer. They have become especially popular for planting in containers on decks and patios....

Glow-in-the-Dark Roses

What will they think of next? In an ever-expanding desire to reach a broader market for their products, a Dutch flower company has created the first “glow-in-the-dark” cut flowers. Freshly...

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In the Garden


Pruning Savvy

Pruning may well be the least understood of all gardening chores. Many people prune their plants for the same reason some people climb mountains ... because they're there. When we prune a plant we should have a specific purpose in mind. While...
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Web Finds

Follow Proper Pruning Techniques This Horticulture Information Resource Web site from Texas A&M Extension will guide you through...

Favorite or New Plant

Bicolor Sage Salvias are among the most versatile and useful groups of blooming perennials we have for our...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Perennials from Cold Weather
  • Treat for Scale Insects
  • Plant Onions
  • Top-Dress Lawns With Compost
  • Control Turf Weeds

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