Lower South

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Burgundy Contorted Hazelnut

National News

Contorted hazelnut ( Corylus avellana ), or Harry Lauder’s walking stick, is a deciduous shrub known for its interesting, crooked branches that are most evident once the leaves drop. A new variety...

Win A Tiller

Gardeners know the key to success in any garden is healthy soil, and that requires regular additions of organic matter. A tiller can be a valuable tool for incorporating organic matter and other...

A Fountain That Runs on Sunlight

Garden accessories are all the rage, and water features are one of the favorites of home gardeners. Fountains, babbling brooks, and waterfalls are beautiful additions to a garden, but they can be...

No More Front Lawns

In most American households, food gardens are relegated to the back yard. But front-yard vegetable gardens were the norm back in the early 20th century, when yards were used primarily to produce...

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In the Garden


Small Flowering Trees Are Perfect for Modern Landscapes

I recall when a normal lot size was quite large, leaving room for a number of giant spreading trees. Now lots have shrunk to such a small size that you can almost reach out your window to close your neighbor's blinds. A growing number of people are...
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Web Finds

Crape Myrtle Varieties Texas Cooperative Extension's Characteristics of Crape Myrtle Varieties Web page is a great...

Favorite or New Plant

Softleaf Yucca & Pale-Leaf Yucca Softleaf yucca ( Yucca recurvifolia ) & pale-leaf yucca ( Y. pallida ) are two of the best yucca...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water the Gardener Too
  • Sun Sense
  • Pecans and Persimmons Developing Fall Crop Now
  • Fall Vegetable Planting Time
  • Rejuvenate Summer Blooming Shrubs

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