Lower South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Curly-Leaved Begonia

National News

Rex begonias are known for their large, highly textured, colorful leaves. This tropical, moisture-loving plant makes an excellent houseplant; outdoors, it’s commonly grown as an annual in all but...

New Targeted Herbicide Applicator

Removing weeds is not a fun chore. While there are many options for managing weeds in the lawn and landscape, some gardeners turn to an herbicide as a last resort for hard-to-kill weeds....

Royal Vegetable Garden

Not to be outdone by first lady Michelle Obama’s new vegetable garden at the White House, Queen Elizabeth II of England has, for the first time since World War II, had gardeners install a...

Salt-Stressed Broccoli More Nutritious?

Broccoli is a nutritious, cool-season crop and a popular ingredient in many recipes. It’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants (cancer-fighting compounds). Now researchers in Spain have found...

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In the Garden


Using Plants to Screen a View

They say good fences make good neighbors. Well, there are certainly times when a little bit of a screen can help provide some privacy or perhaps hide an unsightly view. While privacy fencing certainly has its place, I prefer the look of a living fence...
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Web Finds

Trees for Problem Landscape Sites The Virginia Cooperative Extension Service provides this Trees for Problem Landscape Sites --...

Favorite or New Plant

Butterfly Bush Butterfly bush ( Buddleia davidii ) is a must for gardeners wishing to attract butterflies. These...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Pecan Trees
  • Making More Mums for Fall
  • Be Alert to Stink Bugs
  • Don't Spare the Shears
  • Keep Containers Well Watered

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