Lower South

August, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Butterfly-Attracting, Disease-Resistant Phlox

National News

Midsummer is tall phlox ( Phlox paniculata and P. maculata ) season in the perennial garden. Phlox is known for its beautiful flowers this time of year, but powdery mildew often ruins the show....

Save the Ash Tree

There is a growing concern about native ash trees across the country. The emerald ash borer (EAB) insect has set up home in communities in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Eastern Canada...

Elderberry Pruning Trials

Elderberry bushes are gaining in popularity. This native shrub is easy to grow and is adapted to a wide range of climatic conditions, including wet areas. It features attractive white flowers and...

National Community Gardening Week

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has named August 23-29, 2009, National Community Gardening Week. As an ongoing commitment to encourage community gardening, the USDA is installing “People’s...

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In the Garden


Fall is Here

August means fall is here. I realize it is blistering hot out, but I'm talking about fall gardening. I know it is difficult to believe that cooler weather is coming as we sit here in the midst of the season that scorches the life out of our spring...
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Web Finds

Home Propagation of Garden and Landscape Plants Home Propagation of Landscape Plants is a great Web reference for propagating plants from the...

Favorite or New Plant

Tropical Milkweed Tropical milkweed ( Asclepias curassavica ) goes by more common names that a criminal on the run!...
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Regional Reminders

  • Build Soil For Better Gardens
  • Maintain New Woody Ornamentals
  • Last Call for Summer Veggies
  • Beware the Webworm Invasion
  • No Suckers Allowed

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