Lower South

May, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning, Fragrant Daylily

National News

For the last 13 years the All-American Daylily Selection Council has awarded unique and outstanding daylily varieties the prestigious "All-American Daylily" award. Their testing program helps...

Quieter, Lighter Reel Mower

Gas-powered reel mowers cut grass cleanly with a scissor action, but although they are still used by some golf course professionals, the home garden versions of these mowers were heavy, unwieldy,...

Gardeners Fight Global Warming

Gardeners are naturally concerned about the environment, and one of the major environmental concerns on gardeners’ minds is global warming. The issue seems so huge that people may feel paralyzed...

A Dwarf Joe-Pye Weed For Small Gardens

One of the best perennial plants for growing in moist soils is Joe-Pye weed ( Eupatorium purpureum ). However, this native can grow to 7 feet tall at maturity, taking up lots of space in your...

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In the Garden


Cupheas Shine in Southern Heat

When summer sun starts to direct its blazing fury down on our gardens, many of our spring-flowering plants begin to bow beneath the blistering combination of heat and humidity. Garden color becomes harder to come by as the sea of green and varying...
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Favorite or New Plant

Duranta 'Sapphire Showers' Duranta, also known as golden dew drops, forms a tall, mounding shrub reaching 6 feet or more in...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pop Bottle Propagator Starting plants from cuttings is fun and addictive! Once you learn to propagate plants you'll...
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Regional Reminders

  • Wean Spring Transplants Off the Water Hose
  • Shear Flowers
  • Tidy Up Spring Bulbs
  • Keep an Eye Out for Scale
  • Don't Drown Your Plants

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