Lower South

March, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Regifting Flower Bouquets

National News

Bouquets of cut flowers are a sign of love and affection and are a sure way to make someone smile. Every year thousands of cut flowers decorate special events like weddings, banquets, and...

Miniature Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia davidii ) are the darlings of the midsummer perennial border. Their flowers form on new growth and become more numerous as the summer goes on. It’s a great delight to...

Community-Based Weather Reporting

Gardeners are keenly interested in the weather, and for good reason. Floods, droughts, hail, and snowstorms can spell disaster for many plants. While weather forecasting has become more...

All About Green Roofs

Green roofs are becoming more popular in cities across the country. Many municipalities see growing plants on roofs as a way to reduce water runoff, summer air temperature, and pollution. Until...

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In the Garden


Make Room for Zinnias

Zinnias are one of the easiest flowers to grow, and perhaps the most common of our cut flowers. Most gardeners can recall growing zinnias, even in their childhood. For me, familiarity does not breed contempt, but rather admiration. I love this "blue...
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Web Finds

Drying Flowers and Foliage Drying flowers is a fun hobby and this Drying Flowers and Foliage for Arrangements Web site...

Clever Gardening Technique

Fruit Pollination Help Some types of fruit trees, including most apples and many types of plums and pears, require a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check for Plum Curculios
  • Plant Warm-Season Vegetables
  • Give Transplants a Boost
  • Control Weeds Early
  • Plant Warm-Season Flowers

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