Lower South

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Award-Winning Salvia

National News

Salvia is a versatile darling of the flower garden. There are many annual and perennial varieties and one of the most colorful and easiest to grow is mealy cup sage or Salvia farinacea . A new...

Determine Your Garden’s Sun Exposure

One of the most common causes of a plant struggling in the garden is not enough, or too much, sunlight. It’s important to know how the sunlight changes over the course of the spring and summer. As...

Insecticide Use Linked to Parkinson's Disease

Every gardener knows that great care should be used in applying any pesticide. Exposure to pesticides can have serious short- and long-term health effects. Recent research points to the gravity of...

Free Online Plant Information Database

Are you looking for a source for a special plant? Are you looking for an expert gardening Web site for information on growing plants in your area? Want to see what has been written about a...

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In the Garden

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Bug Gardening

We plant gardens for a lot of reasons. Usually it's because we want to grow vegetables and flowers. Sometimes it's because we want to attract hummingbirds or butterflies. But what about other insects? Have you ever thought of gardening to attract bugs?...
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Resources

Web Finds

Farmscaping Farmscaping to Enhance Biological Control , a site of the National Center for Appropriate...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pillbug Trap If you have pillbugs and sowbugs pestering your strawberries, try setting some collection devices...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Spring-Blooming Shrubs
  • Don't Let Weeds Get Ahead of You
  • Thin Fruit On Trees
  • Gradually Move Houseplants Outdoors
  • Get Ready to Fertilize Turf

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