Lower South

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stunning, Compact Nasturtium

National News

‘Empress of India’ nasturtium is known for its lush, dark red flowers, blue-green leaves, and trailing growth habit that reaches 12 to 16 inches long. A new version of this popular variety...

New Starry-Eyed Hydrangea

The smooth hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) is a widely grown landscape shrub, and ‘Annabelle’, with its snowball-shaped flowers, has been the variety of choice for years. A newly discovered...

No-Mess Instant Compost Tea

Compost tea is widely used by gardeners to boost plant growth, build soil humus, and increase soil microbial activity. The latest trend in compost teas is brewing the tea aerobically to get the...

Blueberries May Help Ward Off Colon Cancer

Blueberries are well known for both their taste and their health benefits. Eating fresh blueberries has been shown to help slow memory loss and prevent heart disease. In addition, new research...

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In the Garden

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Oh Deer!

Gardening has plenty of challenges including insects, diseases, weather, and difficult soil conditions. Overcoming these is part of what makes gardening fun and so rewarding, however there is one challenge many gardeners face that leaves them feeling...
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Resources

Web Finds

Plants for Areas Prone to Deer Damage The following Web sites are among many across the south to help guide us in choosing plants that...

Tool or Gardening Product

Hoe Tech Garden Tools Okay, maybe it's not high tech, but the days of chompin' up pounds of dirt with a standard garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Stop Weeds Early
  • Patrol for Aphids
  • Boost Blooming Plants
  • Fertilize Fruiting Veggies
  • Change Out Color Beds

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