Lower South

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Showy Red-Flowering Vine

National News

Looking for a new flowering annual vine to add to your summer collection? Look no further than the ‘Great Cascade Wine Red’ Lophospermum. The attractive light green, hairy leaves have ruffled...

Level Your Pots

You’ve probably heard of pot feet and pot toes. These products are used to keep containers elevated off the ground for better water drainage. Now there’s a way to keep you pots, statues, and...

Nutritious Mushrooms

When we think of foods high in healthful antioxidants, fungi don't typically come to mind. But, in fact, mushrooms have been found to be high in the antioxidant ergothioneine, which protects cells...

Nickel Prevents Daylily Rust

Got daylilies? You might also be getting daylily rust. What was once considered an indestructible plant has been succumbing to a rust disease in many parts of the country. Daylily rust symptoms...

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In the Garden


Making More Plants the Easy Way

I enjoy propagating plants. It's a great way to share an old rose or hard-to-find perennial plant with other gardeners. It creates an automatic connection between friends and gardens, and a story behind the plants. There are many ways to propagate...
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Web Finds

Propagation Information for Gardeners This series of online leaflets from North Carolina State University Cooperative Extension is a...

Favorite or New Plant

Thryallis Thryallis ( Galphimia glauca ) is a great heat-tolerant plant for xeriscape gardens. It grows in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Combat Powdery Mildew
  • Watch for Webworms
  • Mow Regularly For a Beautiful Lawn
  • Keep an Eye Out for Scale
  • Don't Overwater

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