Lower South

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Gold Medal Flowers for 2007

National News

The European ornamental horticulture industry trade group, Fleuroselect, has been trialing and highlighting stellar annual and perennial flower varieties for 26 years. The flowers are grown in 30...

Beer Bait for Cockroaches

It’s late summer and your house is loaded with fresh vegetables and flowers from your garden. While you try to keep up with the abundance of produce flowing into your home, other unwanted guests,...

Tracking Droughts

Every year many gardeners across the country suffer through drought, and this year parts of the upper Midwest, mid-Atlantic region, and Texas have been especially dry. Now there is a Web site that...

New Ergonomic Hand Tools

There are many types of ergonomic tools on the market, however some are just regular hand tools with extra padding or support. Though they provide more comfort, they don’t give all the benefits of...

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In the Garden


Fall is Here!

Fall is the best gardening season of the year here in the lower south. And fall has arrived! Despite the fact that it is still infernally hot out and many of our gardens are looking pretty sad right now, the fall gardening season is underway. You don't...
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Favorite or New Plant

Milky Way Cast Iron Plant Cast iron plant ( Aspidistra elatior ) is a dependable shade-loving perennial in the southern...

Clever Gardening Technique

Get a Head Start On Cool-Season Vegetables I like to start my cool-season crops, except root crops, as transplants in the shade of a large...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Roses in Top Condition
  • Prepare Soil for Wildflower Planting
  • Clean Up Pests On Outdoor Houseplants
  • Saving Seeds for Next Year
  • Give Citrus a Light Feeding

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