Lower South

July, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Compact Obedient Plant

National News

Obedient plant ( Physostegia ) is a widely adapted perennial flower that is so-named, not for its compact and controllable growth habit, but for the way the flowers can be bent into a desired...

On-Line Fruit Encyclopedia

If you’re a fruit nut, here’s a Web site for you. Fruitipedia.com is an on-going encyclopedia of edible fruits of the world that lists almost 300 different fruits from around the world. Developed...

The Soil Sifter

Many garden plants love a loose, fertile topsoil for growing. This is especially true of fine-rooted plants. However, unless you’re willing to buy bagged topsoil or compost or have someone screen...

Keeping Kudzu Under Control

It’s considered the scourge of the South. Kudzu is a perennial, vining weed that has taken over thousands of acres of land in the Southeast. It spreads at a rate of 150,000 acres a year and, with...

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In the Garden

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Beneficial Insect Allies

A landscape or garden filled with a variety of plant species is a highly complex ecological system inhabited by multitudes of insects and other small creatures. Each affects many other species in various ways whether they are predators and prey, or...
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Resources

Web Finds

Beneficial Insects The Beneficial Insects Web site from the University of Florida provides a wealth of links and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Tip Layer Fall Tomatoes In fall we get another "window" of time where temperatures are right for fruit set on our...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Fire Ants
  • Prepare Fruit Trees for Next Year
  • Water Pecan and Persimmon Trees
  • Check for Outbreaks of Scale Insects
  • Plant Heat-Tolerant Vegetables

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