Middle South

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Color for Late Summer-Blooming Lobelia

National News

Lobelia speciosa is a great late-summer blooming perennial that’s easy to maintain and brightly colored. The ‘Fan’ series is a new hybrid line that was created from a cross between Lobelia...

New Dwarf, Weeping Dawn Redwood

Dawn redwood is a fast-growing, feathery-leaved specimen tree that resembles the coastal redwoods of California but is deciduous and more widely adapted. This striking tree looks beautiful...

Eat Broccoli and Cauliflower for Prostate Health

We know that eating a wide range of fruits and vegetables is good for your health. In particular the crucifer vegetables -- broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and turnip greens --...

Kaolin Clay Can Increase Aphid Populations

Kaolin clay is an organic pesticide often sprayed on trees, vines, and vegetables to prevent many insects and diseases, such as aphids, mites, leafhoppers, leaf rollers, thrips, apple maggots,...

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In the Garden

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Help Tomato Plants Beat the Heat

This summer's heat, intense sunlight, and prolonged dry spells -- interrupted by the occasional deluge -- have taken their toll on garden plants, especially tomatoes. Environmental factors like these can have surprising effects on plant growth and fruit...
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Resources

Web Finds

Plant Disease Diagnostics Do you need help diagnosing plant problems? Visit the University of Minnesota Extension's Plant...

Clever Gardening Technique

Win a Prize for Your Bounty Do you have a monster zucchini? An outstanding dahlia? A tomato that looks like Richard Nixon?...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add Late-Summer Bloomers
  • Mow Higher
  • Practice Good Garden Sanitation
  • Check Soil pH of Acid Lovers
  • Conserve Water

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