Lower South

July, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Watermelons May Have Viagra-Like Effect

National News

Watermelons are favorite summer fruits that are loaded with antioxidants. Previous research touted watermelons as being high in lycopene, an antioxidant associated with heart, prostate, and skin...

New Dwarf Alamanda

Alamanda is a rambling, fragrant tropical vine that produces 3-inch-diameter yellow blossoms all summer. Most varieties of alamanda grow to 25 feet, so they are best grown on a pergola or trellis....

Versailles Gardens Go Green

The Gardens of Versailles are some of the most quintessential formal gardens in the world. Straight lines of ancient trees, well-trimmed hedges, and manicured lawns make up the bulk of these...

New Water-Saving Sprinkler System

With summer droughts hitting many areas and the price of water rising, many homeowners are looking for ways to save water. One of the biggest summer users of water is the automated lawn sprinkler...

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In the Garden


August Intermission

This time of year can fry the enthusiasm of even a dedicated gardener! Triple-digit temperatures often combined with high humidity make outdoor work a challenge. Yet we gardeners know that fall is on the way. With it will come a break from the heat and...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Shade Cloth You may be familiar with shade cloth used over greenhouses to keep temperatures cooler in the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Tip-Layering Tomatoes Tip-layer tomato plants that are looking worse for the wear due to the accumulated stresses of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Next Year's Fruit Now
  • Water Beds Before Planting Seeds
  • Start Seedlings of Cole Crops Indoors
  • Feed Citrus
  • Maintain Dense Turf to Deter Winter Weeds

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