Lower South

May, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Dwarf, Variegated Weigela

National News

Weigela is a widely grown, adaptable, spring-flowering shrub. Its beautiful tube-shaped flowers come in a range of colors from white to red. However, after blooming, the shrub’s green foliage is...

A Safer Hedge Trimmer

For many gardeners, trimming the hedge is a time-consuming, physically strenuous, and potentially dangerous task. Now from England comes a new electric trimmer with a concealed blade and a...

Variegated Queen of the Meadow

Another common plant that has taken on a new look is queen of the meadow or Filipendula. This hardy perennial grows 4 feet tall, producing plumes of creamy white or pink flowers in midsummer. It’s...

Enter a Photo Contest

Are you an amateur photographer who loves taking photos of gardens, parks, and green spaces? Why not enter your photos in a contest that could result in your photo being featured in a 2007...

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In the Garden


Summer Greens? You Bet!

Mention the word "greens" to most southern gardeners, and vegetables like lettuce, spinach, mustard, collards, and perhaps turnip tops come to mind. However, when the weather heats up, these vegetables bite the dust along with the other cool-season...
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Favorite or New Plant

White Potato Vine The white potato vine ( Solanum jasminoides ) is relative of potatoes and tomatoes. It produces a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Temporary Shade for New Transplants If you are setting out a row of transplants or planting seeds in the heat of summer, the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wean Spring Transplants Off the Water Hose
  • Keep That Mower Blade Sharp
  • Give Blooming Plants a Boost
  • Watch For Fruit Rots On Squash
  • Putting Spring Bulbs to Bed for Summer

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