Lower South

February, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Roses

National News

There are literally hundreds of rose varieties available for gardeners to plant. In order to help us choose the best ones, the All-America Rose Selections organization tests new varieties for two...

A Deer Control Roundup

Deer are a big problem for gardeners in many areas of the country. While there are a plethora of home and commercial remedies and deterrent methods available, it can be hard to differentiate...

A Better Solution for Powdery Mildew

For a number of years baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) sprays have been recommended for controlling powdery mildew and black spot fungal diseases on roses, phlox, and other garden plants. Baking...

New Arabian Lilac

Lilacs ( Syringa sp.) are popular ornamental shrubs in many northern gardens. The Arabian lilac ( Vitex trifolium purpurea ‘Fascination’), while not a true lilac, is a good alternative for...

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In the Garden


Grow Your Own Transplants

There are several reasons why starting plants from seed makes sense. If you have a special old favorite or wish to try something new that you can't buy locally, you may need to grow it yourself. If you want to get a head start, or if you are planting in...
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Web Finds

Starting Seedlings Timely Tips on Starting Seedlings at Home is an online publication from Texas Cooperative...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Seed Germination Chamber Here's a technique to boost germination of your seedlings without purchasing special trays with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Established Woody Ornamentals
  • Divide Fall-Blooming Perennials
  • Finish Planting Bare-Root Fruit and Nut Trees
  • Start With a Soil Test
  • Stockpile Leaves For Summer

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