Lower South

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Garden Participation at All-Time High

National News

During unsettled times, people return to the garden. That adage appears to be true, according to the annual National Gardening Survey, conducted by NGA. In 2005, U.S. household participation in...

Redbuds for Small Gardens

Dwarf and weeping ornamental trees are hot. With yard sizes of new homes getting smaller, homeowners are looking for attractive trees that will fit in small spaces. Breeders have responded by...

Taking the Ouch Out of Moving Large Pots

It seems everyone has a container garden on the deck or patio these days, and gardeners are growing everything from flowers to vegetables to trees and shrubs in containers. While containers are...

Wall Container Gardens

Containers are available in more shapes and sizes than ever before, but they can take up a lot of floor space on your deck or patio. Now there is a Wall Garden that attaches to a wall to create a...

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In the Garden

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Spring Lawn Care Primer

Like most folks, I appreciate a beautiful lawn. But in an effort to have such a lawn we southerners tend to pamper our turf into problems, both for the turf and for our environment. Great lawns are the result of basic attention to three simple...
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Resources

Web Finds

Earthwise Guide to Lawn Care This Earthwise Guide to Lawn Care from Texas Cooperative Extension and the City of Austin...

Favorite or New Plant

Batface Cuphea Batface cuphea ( Cuphea llavea ) is a drought-tolerant annual or tender perennial that loves a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Move Houseplants Outdoors
  • Don't Treat Leaf Blights On Ash And Oak Trees
  • Spray Bt on Caterpillars
  • Fertilize New Transplants
  • Stockpile Leaves

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