Lower South

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hardier Cape Fuchsia

National News

Many gardeners love to grow the common fuchsia as an annual in containers and hanging baskets. The fuchsia family, though, also has soon unusual perennials in its lineage. The cape fuchsia...

Trees Can Reduce Energy Usage

Trees are great additions to a yard for their shade and fruit depending on the type you grow. Now, research confirms trees also will help reduce summertime energy use. A recent USDA study in...

Race Car Made From and Powered by Vegetables

Formula 1 racing has come under scrutiny from environmental groups for the amount of fossil fuels needed to create and maintain their sport cars. Now, researchers at the University of Warwick in...

New Handy Mosquito Repellent

Summer time is mosquito time for much of the country. Whether you’re camping, gardening, or just enjoying a quiet evening on a patio or deck, mosquitoes often seek you out and ruin your fun. While...

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In the Garden

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Tips for Being Water Wise in the Landscape

We are most likely in for another long, hot southern summer. Along with rising temperatures come rising water bills as residents turn on the faucets to rescue their thirsty plants from the infernal heat. Here are a few tips to guide you in maintaining...
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Resources

Web Finds

Efficient Use of Water in the Garden and Landscape The Efficient Use of Water in the Garden and Landscape Web publication provides excellent...

Favorite or New Plant

Potato Vine Potato vine ( Solanum jasminoides ), a relative of potatoes and tomatoes, produces a moderately...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Spider Mites A Bath
  • Plant Extra Color Containers
  • Stop Nutsedge Now
  • Control Stink Bugs
  • Raise the Mower Blade

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