Lower South

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline

National News

Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...

Gold Medal Dogwood

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...

New Technique for Protecting Blackberries

Trailing blackberry varieties such as ‘Siskiyou’ and ‘Chester Thornless’ are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...

Warmer, Wetter Winter?

Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...

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In the Garden


Roses for the Landscape

Roses are the queen of landscape flowers. Nothing entrances a gardener or even a nongardener like a rose. Who can resist stopping to gaze at a newly opened rose blossom or to lean over for a whiff of the fragrance. The traditional rose garden is filled...
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Web Finds

Propagating and Growing Roses If you'd like to try your hand at starting some old roses from cuttings or even from seeds, this...

Favorite or New Plant

'Old Blush' Rose 'Old Blush' is a true antique, dating back to 1752. It makes a great, no-fuss landscape shrub,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dig Sweet Potatoes
  • Refrigerate Tulip and Hyacinth Bulbs
  • Fertilize Hollies
  • Avoid Overseeding the Lawn
  • Protect Tender Transplants From Hungry Pests

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