Lower South

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, Red Japanese Painted Fern

National News

Ferns are popular shade garden plants that add texture and interest to areas where many plants won’t thrive. While the dominant color of ferns is green, the Japanese painted fern adds a silvery...

Simple, Safe Wasp Deterrent

Wasps and yellow jackets have a habit of ruining outdoor picnics and gatherings. They often build nests close to houses or in our yards and can become a nuisance when we try to use our outdoor...

Rose Hips May Ease Rheumatoid Arthritis

Roses have been known for years to be not only beautiful but edible and medicinal as well. The rose hip, in particular, can be used in applesauce, soup, stew, marmalade, bread, pie, jam, and...

Native Ground Cover for Deep Shade

Ferns and hostas may make a big impact in shady areas, but don't overlook the beauty of smaller ground covers, especially when they burst into bloom like Meehan's mint. This native, creeping mint...

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In the Garden


Lawn Mowers Spread Natural Fertilizer

Good nutrition is key to a healthy green lawn. Did you know you apply more nutrients every year with your lawn mower than with a fertilizer spreader? You see, every time you mow and mulch those clippings back into the turf, the clippings begin to...
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Web Finds

Plumerias 101 Plumerias, the Hawaiian lei flower, are enchantingly beautiful and really not that difficult to...

Favorite or New Plant

'Nanho Purple' Butterfly Bush Butterfly bush is a must for gardeners wishing to attract butterflies. The beautiful bloom spikes...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Blooming Shrubs a Boost
  • Avoid Broadleaf Weed Killers in Warm Weather
  • Empty Those Mosquito Motels
  • Protect Your Skin
  • Tip-Layer Tomatoes

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