Lower South

January, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pink-Edged Sea Holly

National News

Sea holly ( Eryngium spp.) is a sun-loving, easy-to-grow perennial that’s hardy in USDA zones 5 to 8. It features 3-foot-tall flower stalks topped with spiny, silvery blue flower heads. The...

A Shovel With Attitude

The Kombi shovel is described as a “shovel with attitude.” One look at it makes you see why. It looks more like a medieval weapon than a garden tool. The Kombi has sharp, deeply serrated edges on...

New Multicolored Dahlia

Dahlias come in a wide variety of colors that gardeners combine to produce a multicolored effect. Now a new variety offers multiple colors on one plant. ‘Changing Colors’ dahlia features flowers...

Best Grass for Low-Nitrogen Lawns

Lawns are ubiquitous in the United States, and most homeowners fertilize their lawns at least once a year, usually with a high-nitrogen product. This has raised environmental concerns because...

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In the Garden


Gardening for Your Health

There are a lot of great reasons to garden. It's fun and relaxing and it provides a great hands-on opportunity to beautify your homescape. Gardening also offers us many health benefits. Anytime we get outside and engage in physical activity our...
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Web Finds

Salad Tables & Salad Boxes This Grow Your Own Greens With Salad Tables & Salad Boxes Web site from Maryland Cooperative...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mini Greenhouse Here in the lower south our winters are mild. We can grow many types of salad greens and most...
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Regional Reminders

  • Top-Dress Lawns With Compost
  • Training Climbing Roses
  • Plant Onions
  • Sharpen Your Gardening Knowledge
  • Prune Fruit and Nut Trees

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