Lower South

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Multicolored Bee Balm

National News

Bee balm ( Monarda didyma ) is known as a widely adapted perennial flower that features red, white, or lavender flowers that butterflies and hummingbirds love. A new selection from England adds a...

Incredible New Hydrangea

From the world of plant blogs comes word of a new, improved version of the popular ‘Annabelle’ hydrangea. ‘Annabelle’ is a midsummer-blooming Hydrangea arborescens selection that blooms on new...

New Squirrel-Proof Bird Feeder

Come fall, many gardeners restock the bird feeders to attract a variety of feathered friends to their yards for winter. One of the worst problems with many bird feeders is squirrels stealing the...

Earthworms Spread Weed Seed

Giant ragweed ( Ambrosia trifida ) is one of the main contributors to the hay fever that causes distress to millions of gardeners this time of year. While giant ragweed is quite capable of...

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In the Garden


Time To Evaluate the Landscape

This summer has been a long, hot one; but that's not abnormal in the lower south. Most years we experience at least limited droughts in summer and the temperatures often climb to the triple digits. Summer is our second dormant season. Our landscapes...
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Web Finds

Shrub Fact Sheets This 514 Shrub Fact Sheets Web site from the University of Florida provides a wealth of...

Favorite or New Plant

Mexican Mint Marigold A relative of our garden marigolds, Mexican mint marigold ( Tagetes lucida ) is both a culinary...
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Regional Reminders

  • Maintain Pecan Tree Health
  • Coax Poinsettias and Christmas Cactus into Bloom
  • Fertilize Citrus
  • Return Lawn Clippings to Fight Weeds
  • Divide Summer-Blooming Perennials

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