Lower 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


Great Fall Bloomers for Late-Season Color

The sweltering heat of our southern summer is soon to pass. Cooler temperatures and a return of rainfall bring a new palate of plants for adding color to the landscape. Fall is the second garden season here in the lower South. It's time for the...
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Web Finds

Beneficials In The Garden The Master Gardeners of Galveston, Texas, have compiled a wonderful online resource on...

Clever Gardening Technique

Don't Fool Your Fall Bloomers Some fall-blooming plants get their cue to begin setting buds from the shorter days of fall. They...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Fall Potatoes
  • Start Seedlings of Cole Crops Indoors
  • Evaluate Your Landscape's Performance
  • Treat Webworms While Young
  • Prepare Herb Gardens for Fall

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