Lower South

April, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual, Fragrant Trillium More Widely Available

National News

Trilliums are beautiful native wildflowers that adorn deciduous forest floors in spring. While most people are familiar with the traditional white-flowering trillium ( Trillium grandiflorum ),...

New, Long-Lived, Decomposable Containers

Landscapers and gardeners use tons of plastic pots each year. Although long lasting and good for growing plants, they take a lot of fossil fuels to make and eventually end up in the landfill. Now...

Environmentally Friendly Engine Oil

There is a plethora of new "green" technologies available to help homeowners live a more environmentally friendly existence. One of the biggest polluters in the yard is the gas-powered mower. If...

Vegetable Gardening on the Rise

Gardening trends are often affected by the economy, and an increase in vegetable and edible gardening historically coincides with a downturn in the economy and increasing prices. Two survey...

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In the Garden

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Gardening to Go

Looking for a creative way to beautify the landscape or to increase the space available for vegetable or flower gardening? Create a "garden to go." I'm talking about a mobile garden that you can move wherever you wish to add beauty and increase your...
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Resources

Web Finds

Container Gardening This Container Gardening Web site by Alabama Extension is one of the most helpful I've seen on...

Clever Gardening Technique

Tomato Irrigator Make a tomato-watering device to provide your tomatoes with a good soaking that wets the soil...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prevent Blossom-End Rot
  • Tolerate Evergreens Dropping Old Leaves
  • Include Hanging Baskets
  • Fertilize Tomatoes
  • Use Caution With Weed Killers

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