Lower South

June, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Fruiting Banana Tree for Containers

National News

There is no fruit more representative of the tropics than the banana. However, other than frost-free areas in South Florida, Texas, and Southern California, you rarely see fruiting bananas in the...

Spectacular Evergreen Dogwood With Abundant Flowers

Chinese evergreen dogwoods ( Cornus angustata ) are a relatively new group of landscape trees that are primarily grown in the Southeast. Although they have been around for 20 years, they aren’t...

Electric Fly Swatter for Your Next Picnic

Summertime is mosquito and flying insect time in many areas of the country. The simplest method of killing an errant fly is with a fly swatter. However, trying to kill a flying insect with a fly...

Pea Seeds Grow Better With Vitamin C

If you’ve had trouble getting pea seeds to germinate and grow in your garden, try soaking the seeds in a solution of vitamin C or folic acid before planting. Researchers at the University of...

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In the Garden


Water Smarter

This spring was a rainy one in most parts of the lower south. But despite the spring and early summer rains, now that temperatures are rising our gardens are getting thirsty fast. Summer watering is a part of gardening no doubt. Rising water bills are...
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Favorite or New Plant

Luna Hibiscus Luna is an exciting new series of perennial hibiscus in four colors 'Luna White', 'Luna Blush'...

Tool or Gardening Product

Oscillating Hoe You can never have too many gardening tools, you know. When it comes to garden hoes this is...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Heat-Loving Vegetables
  • Older Tomato Leaves Curling
  • Protect Seedlings from Leaf-Feeding Insects
  • Trim Watersprouts from Fruit Trees
  • Attack Nutsedge Now

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