Lower South

June, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

An Apple a Day Helps Memory

National News

The old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" can now be amended to include keeping your memory sharp as you age. Research at the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that drinking 2...

New Colorful, Heat-Tolerant Plants

The heat is on this summer, and many gardeners are wondering which flower varieties will perform the best during these hot, sultry days. To help gardeners decide, researchers at the University of...

A More Efficient Way To Water

Many gardeners keep their lawns looking green and lush by putting their sprinkler irrigation systems on a timer to automatically provide adequate water for their grass. While automatic systems are...

Unique Hanging Planters

It’s not too late to plant container gardens, especially if you’re growing in hanging containers such as the handy Plug & Grow bags. Designed to hang from a ceiling, deck, or porch, each...

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In the Garden



When summer arrives, a curious transition takes place in many gardens. What was once the perfect flower or vegetable bed in spring slowly, or rather not so slowly, becomes a weed patch. In spring everyone's a gardener. Then summer arrives in the south...
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Web Finds

Grow Green Guide to Weeds The online publication, Earth-Wise Guide to Weeds, is a great resource for identifying and...


Weedless Gardening Weedless Gardening , by Lee Reich (Workman, 2001; $9), is a great book with a simple approach to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Blast Spider Mites
  • Keep Planting Heat-Tolerant Flowers
  • Raise Mower Blade
  • Don't Let Fruit Trees Get Overgrown
  • Rejuvenate Roses

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