Lower South

December, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Snapdragon

National News

Annual snapdragons love cool weather and look great in beds, borders, and containers. The classic snapdragon varieties have colorful, jointed flowers that “talk” when squeezed (they open and close...

Shrub Dogwood Trial at Longwood Gardens

Shrub dogwoods ( Cornus species) have become very popular in recent years for their low maintenance and attractive, four-season appeal. Popular in commercial and residential landscapes, many...

Pesticide Residue in Produce from Around the World

Many gardeners have turned to growing their own vegetables and fruits and buying organic foods to avoid excessive pesticide residues on their foods. The produce in our supermarkets now comes from...

New Housefly Trap

There is nothing worse than having houseflies buzz against your windows in winter. The incessant buzzing sound is enough to drive you mad. Well, maybe they aren’t that bad, but if houseflies are a...

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In the Garden

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Herbs Provide Beauty, Fragrance, and Flavor

Traditional herb gardens provide symmetric design in a landscape. Yet herbs are not just for the herb garden. They work well in vegetable and flower gardens, in mixed contain plantings, or scattered about the landscape. Herbs are perhaps best known...
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Resources

Web Finds

Growing Herbs Growing Herbs is a very helpful primer on herb growing from Alabama Extension. Includes tips...

Favorite or New Plant

Mexican Mint Marigold Equally at home in the herb garden and perennial flower border, Mexican mint marigold, a.k.a....
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Regional Reminders

  • Start A New Christmas Cactus
  • Purchase Last-Minute Gardening Gifts
  • Grow More Salads
  • Bring In the Berries
  • Soil Test New Garden Areas

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