Lower South

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Outstanding Shrub for Late-Summer Color

National News

Most flowering shrubs bloom from early spring to summer, and by the time July rolls around there aren’t many colorful shrubs other than crape myrtles and hydrangeas. But a relatively uncommon...

Compost Reduces Potato Diseases

Soilborne diseases, such as common scab and stem canker, can be a problem when growing potatoes, often ruining a potato patch. Recent research has focused on using beneficial microbes and compost...

Keep Cool in the Garden

It’s hot outside, and in many parts of the country, plants as well as gardeners are wilting under the heat. Gardening in the hot sun at high temperatures can lead to sunburn, dehydration, and heat...

Favorite Perennial Book Just Got Better

Gardeners love a good reference book, and a favorite among perennial gardeners has been Allan Armitage’s Herbaceous Perennial Plants . Now a new edition has been released that promises to be even...

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In the Garden


Which Turfgrass is Best?

Lawns are a controversial subject these days. They certainly have their detractors who point to the need for water conservation and to the environmental effects of pesticides, fertilizers, and exhaust from mowers and other lawn care equipment. Yet the...
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Web Finds

Georgia Turf Georgia Turf is a great resource on types of turfgrass and how to properly maintain a lawn...

Favorite or New Plant

Rain Lilies When summer rains bring relief to the parched landscape and roadsides, rain lilies (Zephyranthes)...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Crape Myrtles a Summer Tune-Up
  • Back Off On Lawn Fertilizing
  • Water Wisely in Summer
  • Trim Interior of Fruit Trees
  • Hold the Shears on Spring Bloomers

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