Lower South

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Wild Ginger on Steroids

National News

Wild ginger ( Asarum ) is a favorite ground cover and woodland plant for shade gardens, especially those located under high deciduous tree canopies. Now from China comes a new cousin of wild...

Reduce Your Risk From Pesticides in Produce

Many people worry about the amount of pesticides they're exposed to through a diet of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Even gardeners who grow their own produce depend on food from the...

Eat Your Weeds

Lamb's-quarter is a well-known weed in many vegetable and flower gardens across the country. While many gardeners spend hours pulling and hoeing this weed, maybe they should start eating it...

Easier Way to Plant Bulbs

It’s bulb-planting time, and if you’re planning on popping in some daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and other spring beauties, a bulb-planting tool can lesson the strain on your back and legs....

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In the Garden


Shrub Roses for an Easy-Care Landscape

I am not a fan of plants that need pampering. I will occasionally tolerate a particularly unique plant's demand for special care just because I really want to grow it, but those initial intentions of providing frequent nurturing most often are abandoned...
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Web Finds

Earth Kind Roses This Earth Kind Roses Web site provides information on roses that have been chosen based on...

Clever Gardening Technique

Air Layering Oversized Houseplants If you have houseplants that are too large to come back indoors, consider air layering. This...
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Regional Reminders

  • Minimize Brown Patch With Proper Turf Care
  • Plant Cool-Season Flowers
  • Plant Fall Vegetables
  • Start a Strawberry Bed
  • Clean Up Pests On Outdoor Houseplants

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