Lower South

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Choose Among the Best Catmints

National News

Catmints are widely adapted, dependable, easy-care perennials. There are more than 20 species commonly available, and some flower better and have a more attractive growth habit than others. To...

Import Seeds With Ease

Gardeners love to travel and invariably stumble across seeds of unique varieties when visiting other countries. Until recently you’ve needed a phytosanitary certificate to import seeds into the...

Evaluating Home Soil Test Kits

Testing the soil is important for determining soil fertility and health. Whether it be for a lawn, flower garden, or vegetable garden, knowing your pH, nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other...

Wash Tree Roots Before Planting

Fall is a great time of year for planting deciduous trees around the country. If you’re planting large balled and burlapped trees, you know there is as much work involved moving the tree to the...

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In the Garden

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Invite Beneficial Insects to Your Garden

If you build it they will come. Our gardens are home to a wide variety of insects including many pests and beneficial insects. When we make our gardens attractive to beneficial insects, they do their job of keeping nature in balance. In my last column I...
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Resources

Web Finds

Plants That Attract Beneficials This Farmscaping to Enhance Biological Control Web page provides a very helpful chart on...

Books

Biological Pest Control Natural Enemies Handbook: The Illustrated Guide to Biological Pest Control (University of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Cool-Season Flowers
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Plant Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Control Perennial Weeds Now
  • Protect Rose Foliage

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