Lower South

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Veggie Gardening More Popular Than Flower Gardening

National News

If we believe the English are trendsetters in the gardening world, then we all better tune up our veggie beds. Vegetable gardening has always been the poor cousin to flower gardening in England...

Best Ground Covers for Roadsides

With an increased concern about the use of herbicides and pesticides on lawns, many gardeners are looking for alternative plants to grow along roadsides or on slopes. To help gardeners make the...

Fragrant, Deep Purple Climbing Rose

Climbing roses can make dramatic statements, and a new variety with unusually colored, strongly fragrant flowers promises plenty of drama. ‘Night Owl’ combines deep, rich violet, nearly black...

Efficient Tool for Watering Trees and Shrubs

Water and fertilizer is essential for healthy tree and shrub growth, however just sprinkling water and fertilizer on the soil surface around plants can be wasteful and doesn’t get the moisture and...

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In the Garden

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Woody Flowering Vines Create Beautiful Shade

Vines offer a beautiful way to beat the heat of a southern summer. They provide a natural screen to shade a west-facing wall. They provide a patio or deck with an attractive living wall or ceiling. Even apartment dwellers can use vines. A container set...
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Resources

Web Finds

The Growth of a Hummingbird Most gardeners never get to see a hummingbird nest, much less the birth and growth of a baby...

Favorite or New Plant

Yellow Butterfly Vine Named after the butterfly-shaped seedpods that form after the yellow clusters of flowers drop,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Squash Fruit Rots
  • Rejuvenate Roses
  • Prevent Powdery Mildew
  • Inspect Plants for Spider Mites
  • Keep New Transplants Well Watered

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