Lower South

September, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Pink Annabelle Hydrangea

National News

The round white flower heads of the Annabelle mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea arborescens ) are a favorite of many gardeners. The flowers are produced on new growth in summer and continue to bloom...

Growing Giant Pumpkins Organically

Fall is pumpkin time in the U.S. For a particular group of people, fall is all about giant pumpkins -- the enormous fruits that you see at country fairs and on the news. The current world record...

Houseplants Give Off VOCs, Too

It is common knowledge that houseplants can help clean the air. Many houseplants remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) deemed indoor air pollutants, such as toulene and xylene. These VOCs are...

New Low Maintenance Lawn Grass Variety

The Holy Grail for many home owners is a lawn that looks great but needs little maintenance, especially mowing. Well, for homeowners in cool parts of the country, there is a new grass variety that...

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In the Garden

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Gardening Ideas

Gardeners are resourceful. I'm always intrigued by the ways various gardeners have improvised in their gardening techniques. There are a multitude of tools and supplies available commercially to make gardening more successful and less work. Yet the...
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Resources

Web Finds

Florida's Online Composting Center Leaf season is on the way! Florida's Online Composting Center Web site is an outstanding source...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garden Storage Mailbox An old (or new) mailbox makes a great garden storage center for a few hand tools and your garden...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fall Vegetable Planting Time
  • Protect Tender Vegetable Plants From Hungry Pests
  • Dividing Perennials
  • Control Perennial Weeds Now
  • Start Cuttings to Overwinter Tender Plants

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