Lower South

April, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Black and Gold Cannas

National News

Seven years ago a new canna lily from South Africa took the gardening world by storm. ‘Tropicanna’ canna features bright orange flowers and multicolored leaves with pink, yellow, red, orange, and...

An Eye-Catching Golden Fern

Ferns are gaining in popularity as more gardeners are choosing these plants for shady spots in their yards. Ferns offer ease of care, and beautiful, textured fronds of varying shapes and sizes....

Antibiotics in Veggies?

Adding manure to vegetable gardens is a time-honored method of fertilizing plants. However, many animals are fed regular doses of antibiotics, and up to 90 percent of those antibiotics can pass...

Copper Blocker Mesh for Slug Control

Spring means wet weather, and wet weather means slugs. Many gardeners know of the efficacy of using copper wire or copper flashing as a barrier to repel slugs. The slugs get a small electrical...

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In the Garden


Color That Lasts All Season Long

A landscape is the canvas on which the gardener paints. Just like there are many styles and techniques for painting, there certainly are many for gardening as well. But they all involve the use of color. Our gardens provide so much enjoyment in so many...
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Web Finds

Using Color in Flower Gardens Combining colors in the garden may at times seem to be a dauntingly confusing task, especially...

Favorite or New Plant

Rose Campion There are plants that flower and there are plants with attractive foliage. But what about both?...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Heat-Tolerant Veggies
  • Don't Let Weeds Get Ahead of You
  • Fertilize Tomatoes
  • Prevent Blossom-End Rot
  • Don't Abuse Weed Killers

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