Lower South

April, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Shasta Daisies Offer Something Old and Something New

National News

Shasta daisies are perennial garden favorites because of their large, pure white flowers and easy-care growth habit. Now a rediscovered old variety and a recently bred new one add unique flower...

Dirt, the Natural Antidepressant

Gardeners know that playing in the soil is good for lifting the spirits, and now it seems there’s a biological reason for it. Researchers from Bristol University and University College London...

Enticing Yellow Shrub Roses

Yellow is a coveted color in roses, especially in shrub roses, with their carefree growth habit and ever-blooming nature. Now gardeners have two new choices from a series of roses called Easy...

Blast Bugs Away

Knocking pests like aphids, white flies, mealybugs, and spider mites off plant leaves with sprays of water is a widely used pest control technique. However, the effectiveness of using blasts of...

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In the Garden

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Sensational Salvias

Of all the many wonderful plant species that add beauty to our landscapes, salvias are one of my favorites. This genus is loaded with so many great plants that you can try a few new ones each year for decades and still not experience all the worthy...
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Resources

Web Finds

Gallery of Salvias A Gallery of Salvias Web site is one of the best collections of salvia images and helpful...

Books

Salvias The New Book of Salvias: Sages for Every Garden , by Betsy Clebsch (Timber Press, 2003; $29.95),...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Spring-Blooming Shrubs
  • Prevent Blossom End Rot
  • Plant Heat-Tolerant Veggies
  • Watch for Arrival of Squash Borers
  • Avoid Using Turf Herbicides in the Heat

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