Lower South

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Juice May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

National News

Alzheimer's disease is deadly for many older Americans, but it appears diet can be protective. Recent research suggests that we can reduce our risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease by drinking fruit...

Winter-Hardy Pansies

Large-flowered pansies are great cool-weather flowers that gardeners in the southern and western U.S. often enjoy throughout the winter. In colder climates, however, such as the Northeast and...

Easy Way to Collect Yard Waste

Fall is garden cleanup time. As the flowers, vegetables, and herbs fade, it’s time to pull up or cut back the plants. Gardeners either compost the plants or send them to a recycling center. Many...

Hospitals Offer Organic Food

Not only is a stay in the hospital stressful, hospital food has a notorious reputation for being tasteless and of poor nutritional quality. That may be changing, however. A new agreement will give...

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In the Garden


Cool-Season Annuals Brighten Your Landscape

The first freeze of the season will arrive in late fall to dictate the end of the warm-season color plants. But we need not be sentenced to a winter of bleak landscapes waiting for spring to arrive. Our mild southern winters allow for a great palate of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Mexican Mint Marigold Equally at home in the herb garden and perennial flower border, Mexican mint marigold ( Tagetes...

Tool or Gardening Product

Row Cover Fabric Spunbound polyester row cover is a lightweight (about 1/2 ounce per square yard) fabric-like...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cool-Season Cole Crops
  • Divide Summer Perennials
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Prepare Houseplants for the Move Indoors
  • Prevent Brown Patch on St. Augustine Lawns

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