Lower South

May, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Butterfly Geranium

National News

Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are classic summer annuals that grace window boxes, containers, and gardens across the country. While most gardeners are familiar with the Martha Washington and zonal...

Japanese Beetles Thrive With Global Warming

Global warming is affecting plants, animals, and insects in ways we are just starting to understand. Unfortunately, not all species will be affected equally, and some of the worst pests of garden...

Prevent Dog Spots on Your Lawn

Man’s best friend can be one of the lawn’s worst enemies. Dead areas on lawns from dogs "doing their business" are a common sight in urban and suburban areas with little green space. While the...

Eat Veggies to Build Muscles

Most people think protein is essential to building and maintaining muscles. While protein is a key ingredient, it turns out that vegetables and fruits are just as important. It’s the high level of...

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In the Garden


An Environmental Lawn?

Lawns are the outdoor carpets of our landscapes. They provide a place to relax, for the children to play, and for outdoor gatherings. They moderate summer temperatures by absorbing solar radiation and reducing reflected heat. They protect the soil...
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Web Finds

Home Lawns This Home Lawn Web site from Mississippi Extension is a great source of information on lawn...

Favorite or New Plant

Mexican Sunflower Mexican sunflower (tithonia) is an easy-to-grow annual that makes any gardener look like they...
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Regional Reminders

  • Rejuvenate or Replace Cool-Season Color Plants
  • Making More Mums for Fall
  • Plant Heat-Tolerant Veggies
  • Putting Spring Bulbs to Bed
  • Watch for Fruit Rots on Squash

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