Lower South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hybrid Rudbeckia

National News

Rudbeckias, also known as black-eyed Susans, are great for brightening up gardens with their yellow blooms. In recent years breeders have developed several new varieties of both annual and...

Produce More Raspberries in Cool Climates

It’s raspberry season in many parts of the country. If you love red raspberries and want to get an even bigger crop, consider using a technique developed by researchers in Norway. They grew two...

Return of American Chestnut Can Help Reduce Global Warming

American chestnuts ( Castanea dentate ) were prized trees in North American forests until blight wiped them out in the last century. Researchers have been trying to breed a disease-resistant...

Revised Book on Deer-Proof Gardens

Deer are capable of decimating a garden overnight and are the bane of many gardeners’ existence. There are countless books, articles, Web sites, and products available to help control this pest....

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In the Garden


Five Fireproof Flowers

This summer has been especially hot and dry in my garden. While weather patterns vary a bit around the Lower South, we all have to deal with some brutal summer heat and some fairly common summer drought spells. Take a drive around your area in the...
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Web Finds

Ornamental Garden Pools Water provides a relaxing addition to the landscape. The sound, the movement, the color provided...

Clever Gardening Technique

Vacation Watering Trick If you are going on a trip for a few days and are concerned about your container plants surviving...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Mower Blade Sharp
  • Plant Color for Shade
  • Tune Up Crape Myrtles
  • Back Off On Turf Fertilizing
  • Trim Interior of Fruit Trees

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