Lower South

July, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow a Fall Crop of Strawberries

National News

Strawberry lovers take heart; for those who can’t get enough fresh strawberries and wish the June crop produced over a longer period, there may be a solution. A new cropping technique developed by...

New, Natural Weed Killer

Summertime means weeding time for most gardeners. While the old methods of hand pulling and hoeing are still the most effective, sometimes you’d just like to spray those weeds to get rid of them....

Unique Pine Tree

Evergreen trees fill many roles in the landscape. They block unsightly views, provide a dark backdrop to colorful flowering shrubs and perennials, and create habitat for birds and wildlife. It’s a...

Free Guide for Organic Gardeners

The number of organic farmers, as well as the number of acres devoted to organic growing methods, has increased steadily for the past 10 years. This increase creates a need for up-to-date growing...

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In the Garden


Woody Vines For Beauty and Shade

When I venture outdoors on a summer afternoon, it doesn't take long before I begin to look for a shady spot to get away from the blazing sun. Trees are our primary shade providers, but it can take a long time to grow a tree large enough to shade a patio...
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Web Finds

Vines for the Southeast This Vines for the Southeast site from North Carolina State University lists a multitude of...

Favorite or New Plant

Shrimp Plant Shrimp plant ( Justicia brandegeana ) is an easy-care, pest- and disease-free perennial for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Let Peppers Turn Ripe
  • Watch for Chinch Bug Damage
  • Make Vacation Plans for Plants
  • Tune Up Crape Myrtles
  • Back Off On Lawn Fertilizing

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