Lower South

June, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Hosta of the Year

National News

American Hosta Growers Association has selected ‘Earth Angel’ as the Hosta of the Year for 2009. ‘Earth Angel’ is one of the largest variegated hosta varieties available. Hardy in USDA zones 2 to...

New Kitchen Scrap Composter

Composting kitchen scraps is a great way to reduce landfill waste and create organic matter for your garden. But what if you don’t have room, or the desire, to create an outdoor composting system?...

Reduce Dandelions in Lawns with Leaf Mulch

Dandelions are the scourge of many gardeners. Other than using harmful herbicides, the only sure fire way to eliminate them from lawns is to hand weed. However, recent research at Michigan State...

Updated Drip Irrigation Book

Water conservation is a big issue in many communities across the country. One way to water your plants without wasting this precious resource is to use drip irrigation. If drip irrigation seems...

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In the Garden


More Tips for Being Water Wise in the Landscape

In the previous article I provided five tips for making our landscapes more water efficient. This column is a continuation of that theme with five more tips to grow a beautiful landscape and garden without wasting water. Tip #6 - Build a berm...
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Favorite or New Plant

Shrimp Plant Shrimp ( Justicia brandegeana ) plant is an easy-care, pest- and disease-free perennial for...

Tool or Gardening Product

Inline Drip Tubing This product has the emitters built into the line. The emitters have a zig-zag pathway inside the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Avoid Broadleaf Weed Killers in St. Augustine Turf
  • Don't Be A "Skeeter Breeder"
  • Plant Heat-Tolerant Veggies
  • Shear Perennial Flowers
  • Aphid Alert

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