Lower South

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exercise in a Garden Gym

National News

Gardeners naturally spend lots of time outdoors. But just because they’re outdoors doesn’t necessarily mean they’re getting the right kind of exercise. A group in England is trying to change that....

A Simpler Way to Make New Plants

Air layering is a gardening propagation technique where new roots are encouraged to grow on a stem or branch of an herbaceous or woody plant in order to create a new plant. It’s a convenient way...

Barriers for Root Weevils

Root weevils are destructive pests of many plants including strawberries, raspberries, rhododendrons, euonymus, and azaleas. The young larvae feed on the roots, while the black, snouted, weevil...

New Purple Poppies

Oriental poppies are one of the darlings of the perennial garden. Their large, showy flowers herald the beginning of the summer flower season. An outstanding new variety is causing a stir in...

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In the Garden

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Gardening Allies

Ever feel like it's you against them? I mean the hordes of insects out there ready to chomp through your garden like a biblical plague. Well, we are not alone. In fact, we play a very small part in defending our gardens against pests. It is a common...
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Resources

Web Finds

Beneficial Insect Information Learn more about the beneficial insects out in your garden and how to identify them. The...

Favorite or New Plant

Tropical Milkweed The easy-to-grow tropical milkweed ( Asclepias curassavica ) thrives in full sun to part shade...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shear Flowers for More Blooms
  • Renew Color Beds
  • Watch for Squash Borers
  • Collect Wildflower Seeds
  • Start New Mums From Cuttings

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