Lower South

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exotic Species Tulips

National News

Tulips are treasured flowers, yet the bulbs have a reputation for becoming less vigorous every year and hard to naturalize. For those looking for a more carefree tulip, the species or botanical...

Design Your Own Virtual Deck

Decks are popular features on more than a third of U.S. homes. They provide a place to relax, cook, entertain, and grow plants. If you're considering adding a deck, a new software program can help...

Relocate Spiders Without Harm

Gardeners know spiders are good for the garden. That knowledge doesn’t assuage some people’s fear of spiders, however, especially when they manage to enter the house. For those who want to be kind...

Global Warming May Decrease Plant Yields

Much attention has been given to the possible ways plants will respond to the warming of global temperatures. Many scientists believe that plant growth will increase. New research from the...

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In the Garden


Let's Hear It for Broccoli and Kale!

The arrival of fall brings the best gardening season of the year. Of all the cool-season vegetables, broccoli and kale are among my favorites. These two veggies are hardy, delicious, easy to grow, and nutritious. One cup of kale provides well over...
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Favorite or New Plant

Larkspur Larkspur (Consolida) are beautiful reseeding annual flowers, producing tall bloom spikes in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Peat Moss for Take All Patch Management Take All Patch is a severe disease of St. Augustine and several other turfgrass species. When...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Perennial Weeds
  • Plant Naturalizing Bulbs
  • Spread a Compost Blanket
  • Plant Mums for Perennial Beauty
  • Pick Up After Twig Girdlers

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