Lower South

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Variegated Tapioca

National News

Tropical foliage plants continue to be popular, and a new ornamental selection of the tropical food plant tapioca promises to shine in any landscape. The variegated tapioca ( Manihot esculenta...

Simple Way to Reduce Peach Brown Rot

Brown rot fungal disease can adversely affect the health of peach trees and fruits. To reduce the need for spraying to control this disease, researchers in France tried changing some common...

New Deer-Control Product

Deer browsing on shrubs, trees, flowers, and vegetables is a big problem throughout the country. Some gardeners fence out the deer, others try various taste and smell deterrents. Here’s another...

World’s Largest Daphne

Daphnes are known for their attractive foliage and sweetly scented, white flowers. Most selections are small shrubs with densely packed leaves that grow well in a perennial flower border. But...

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In the Garden


Getting the Most Out of Shade Trees

On a hot summer day I really appreciate the giant shade trees in my yard. They provide a place to take a tolerable break from the summer sun either in a lawn chair or a hammock. Trees shade our homes, too, providing a break on the cooling bills. Around...
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Web Finds

Southern Shade Tree Web Sites Wherever you live in the South, your Extension agency and Forest Service has online lists of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Spiral Soaker or Drip Hoses To give a young tree a good slow soaking, drip or soaker hoses work well. However drip irrigation...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Spider Mites in Check
  • Don't Worry About Older Tomato Leaves Curling
  • Make Vacation Plans for Plants
  • Get in Last Planting of Winter Squash
  • Deadhead Blooming Plants

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