Lower South

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tomatoes Found to Protect Against Sunburn

National News

Many gardeners use sunscreen while outdoors to shield their skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. According to new research, eating tomatoes may also have a sun-protecting effect....

Bushy Cordyline for Tropical Gardens

Tropical plants continue to be the rage, especially in container gardens. One of the most popular tropicals is best loved for its leaves, not flowers. Cordyline is an Australian native that...

Lantanas That Attract the Most Butterflies

Butterfly gardening is one of the most popular types of flower gardening, and one of the most popular nectar plants for adults is Lantana camara . But research has shown that butterflies can be...

New Stool Saves Your Back

Midsummer is weeding and harvesting time in the garden. Unfortunately, this work can be backbreaking. Now there is a new tool that allows you to sit down while working. The wearable garden...

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In the Garden


Take-All Root Rot

Growing a beautiful lawn has its challenges. There's the need to water, the challenge of weed invasions, and various insects and diseases that can show up to hamper your dream of a beautiful green carpet. However, in recent years we have been dealing...
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Web Finds

Peat Moss Topdressing for Control of Take-All This PlantAnswers.com Web site offers excellent photos for identifying take-all symptoms and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Spreading Peat Moss by Hand If you don't have access to a special spreader, you can place small piles of peat moss around the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Heat-Tolerant Flowers
  • Mow Regularly For a Beautiful Lawn
  • Watch for Stink Bugs
  • Don't Spare the Shears
  • Plant Hot-Weather Veggies

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