Lower South

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Vanilla-Scented Verbena Perfumes Your Yard

National News

Verbenas are stars of the late-season annual flower garden. They are great butterfly attractants and provide an airy feel to the garden as their flowers float above the foliage. Now there’s a...

Neem May Inhibit Nitrogen-Fixation in Legumes

Neem extract is widely used to ward off a variety of insects, such as Japanese beetles, aphids, and scale, and also diseases such as powdery mildew. It’s derived from the seed of a tropical tree...

Gardening Improves Health of Older Adults

It’s widely known that regular exercise contributes to the prevention of chronic diseases associated with aging and helps maintain an independent lifestyle. While many seniors find regular...

Faux Coyote Scares Away Birds

From the manufacturer who brought you the scare-eye balloons and faux owls to help ward off unwanted birds comes another faux predator for your yard. The faux coyote is not just a one-dimensional...

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In the Garden


Mari-Mums for Fall Color

Don't get me wrong, I love chrysanthemums. In fact, I think every landscape should include a few of these fall-blooming plants. I just want to tell you about an awesome imposter that may just outshine the mums in your landscape this fall. Calling it...
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Web Finds

All-America Selections Looking for vegetables and flowers that are proven to perform in trials across the country? Check...

Tool or Gardening Product

Weed Wiper Weed wipers are devices used to wipe, rather than spray, an herbicide directly onto a weed's...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Fall Potatoes
  • Maintain Fall-Bearing Fruits and Nuts
  • Break Up Webworm Webs
  • Protect Transplants and Seedlings From Hungry Insects
  • Shear Herbs and Summer-Blooming Salvias

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