Lower South

May, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Web Site for Sharing Produce

National News

Many gardeners are growing vegetables and fruits this year and often they end up planting too much of any one item. So what happens to the produce if you have extra zucchini, a bumper crop of...

Boxwood Basil

For those that love to grow edibles but also have a formal look to your garden, here's a new basil that with fulfill your culinary and classical design needs. 'Boxwood Basil' looks like a...

A New Teeny Coreopsis

Coreopsis or tickseed plants are easy-to-grow perennials that produce abundant blooms over a long season. Varieties are available in a range of flower colors, including yellow, pink, white, and...

Premium Knee Pads

It's prime gardening season and for many gardeners, the physical labor takes a toll on their bodies. Luckily there are new products on the market that can help prevent the aches and pains that...

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In the Garden


Lawn Doesn't Have It "Made in the Shade"

Lawns are the living carpet of our landscapes. They moderate soil temperatures, prevent erosion, prevent crusting, and reduce compaction by cushioning foot traffic. Like other growing plants, turfgrass requires sunlight for survival and growth. Most...
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Web Finds

Web Sites with Tips for Growing a Lawn in the Shade Have a shady spot and need help getting turf to thrive? Consult these Web sites: Growing...

Favorite or New Plant

Esperanza Esperanza ( Tecoma stans ), also known as yellow bells, is a spectacular heat-tolerant perennial...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Roses Tidy and Productive
  • Thin Fruit Trees for a Better Harvest
  • Clippings are Free Fertilizer
  • Fertilize Growing Vegetables and Flowers
  • They're Baaaack!

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