Lower South

April, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Purple Magnolia

National News

Spring is magnolia time in many areas of the country. These early-blooming trees are some of the first reminders of the colorful flowering trees and shrubs to come. Now there is a new,...

Versatile Garden Planter

It looks like a long, black punching bag, but the Garden Soxx is really a new way to container garden. Garden Soxx is a tubular, mesh bag that has the texture of heavy-duty socks. It lets in water...

The Ultimate Gardener

It's not often that we toot our own horn, but the new book The Ultimate Gardener (HCI Publishing, 2009), by NGA horticulturist Charlie Nardozzi, features fun, heart-warming short stories about...

Fish Emulsion as a Fertilizer and Fungicide

Although most organic gardeners have used fish emulsion as an effective fertilizer for crops, recent research suggests that it can also be used as a fungicide to fight diseases as well....

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In the Garden


Balcony Gardens

Just because you live in a home without a large plot of land for a garden is no reason to have to give up gardening. You can grow a lot of vegetables or flowers on a patio, balcony, or rooftop if you provide them the few requirements plants need. These...
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Web Finds

What is that Rose? These two web sites are great references for finding the names of roses, learning more about...

Clever Gardening Technique

Slanted Livestock Panel Trellis Livestock panels make a great trellis. These panels are available from farm supply stores at a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Thin Fruit Trees
  • Provide Camellias Spring Care
  • Plant Warm-Season Vegetables
  • Get Mower in Top Condition
  • Plant Warm-Season Bedding Plants

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