Lower South

March, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Perennial of the Year

National News

Each year the Perennial Plant Association highlights a perennial plant that fits the criteria for plant of the year. Winning plants are widely adapted, have multiple seasons of interest, are low...

Reduce your Carbon Footprint by Mowing Less

Many people are interested in reducing their carbon footprint in an effort to save energy and limit global warming. While driving less is one of the most obvious ways to do this, mowing your lawn...

New Soil-Moisture Monitor

Knowing when to water containers is often a head-scratching proposition, especially for new gardeners. While it’s important to not let your container plant dry out, the bigger problem is often...

Want to Be a New Farmer? Start Here

Small farming is on the rise. The USDA estimates there are more than 300,000 new farms in the U.S since 2002, with many being run by younger people. All those new farmers are looking for...

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In the Garden


Spring, All Season Long

In spring practically everyone with a pulse is a gardener! The temperature warms to make it pleasant to be outdoors, our landscapes burst forth with new fresh growth and blooms, and gardening events remind us that spring is here. Everything grows in...
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Favorite or New Plant

Rainlily You've gotta love rainlilies ( Zephyranthes spp.). They know how to live in the south! They...

Clever Gardening Technique

Watering Berms New plants are at their greatest risk during the first summer season. They are beginning to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try Melon Transplants
  • Move Houseplants Outta the House
  • Prepare Azaleas for Next Year
  • Plant Summer Bulbs
  • Choose Caladiums Early

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