Lower South

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Tomatoes Rich in Antioxidants

National News

People choose organically grown produce over conventionally grown produce for a variety of reasons, such as minimizing pesticide exposure and preference for the taste. New research supports the...

Unusual Double-Flowered Tiger Lily

Tiger lilies ( Lilium lancifolium ) are easy-to-grow, 4- to 6-foot-tall, hardy bulbs that typically produce downward-facing flowers in midsummer. While most have single flowers, an old, unusual...

Floating Planter for Ponds

Barley straw has been shown to emit a chemical that’s effective in controlling algae in water gardens and ponds. There are many purely functional barley straw products on the market, but a new...

Make Your Own Garden Cart

Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a...

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In the Garden


Beneficial Insects to the Rescue

I understand, sometimes it feels like it's just you and your garden against them. I mean the pesky beetles, aphids, mites, caterpillars, and other creepy crawlers that just don't seem to understand that your garden is intended for your aesthetic and...
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Web Finds

Biological Control Biological Control: A Guide to Natural Enemies in North America is an outstanding Web site that...

Clever Gardening Technique

Safer Woody Weed Control Sometimes trees and other woody plants get the idea that our fence lines are in need of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Caterpillars on New Veggies
  • Divide Spring and Summer Perennials
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Have Your Soil Tested
  • Control Fire Ants

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