Lower South

October, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, Colorful Yellow Rocket

National News

Yellow rocket (Ligularia) is a late-blooming perennial for woodland gardens or shady areas. It’s commonly relegated to the back of the border because of its uninteresting leaves. However, a new...

Are Organic Blueberries Healthier?

Many people believe organically raised produce is safer than conventionally raised crops because of the lack of chemical spray residues on the fruit. However, what about differences in the...

Tracking Lost Ladybugs

The old nursery rhyme goes, "Ladybug, ladybug fly away home …" It seems the insects have taken this song a little too literally. Over the last 20 years, several of our native ladybug species have...

Protect Plants from Frost

Frost is threatening in many areas, if it hasn’t already hit. However, many plants are still looking good in the garden, and perhaps you’re not ready to give them up just yet. If you have a prized...

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In the Garden


Plant Spring Blooms in Fall

You've heard it before, "Fall is for planting!" I've been urging gardeners for years to consider the many benefits of fall planting, especially here in the lower south where our winters are mild and the summers are brutally hot and long. Much fall...
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Web Finds

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a national resource for wildflower and native plant...

Favorite or New Plant

Corn Poppy In World War I Canadian doctor John McCrae penned the well-known poem that begins, "In Flanders...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Sweet Potatoes
  • Plant Naturalizing Bulbs
  • Start Cuttings to Overwinter Tender Plants
  • Fertilize the Lawn
  • Protect Tender Plants from Hungry Pests

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