Lower South

March, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Non-Invasive Spirea

National News

Japanese spirea ( Spiraea japonica ) is an attractive and widely used landscape shrub. But like some other garden staples such as barberry, burning bush and Norway maple, it can be invasive in...

Color in the Vegetable Garden

Planting flowers in among your vegetables certainly adds color to the food garden, but it’s not the only way to liven things up. Why not try planting some colorful vegetables to delight the eye as...

Trouble-free Zinnias

Most gardeners love zinnias, with their bright blossoms in all the colors of the rainbow, save blue. There are tall- and short-growing varieties, ones with single or double blossoms- some are even...

‘Prairie Dream’ Paper Birch

With its white, peeling bark and graceful form, the paper birch is one of the most striking additions to the garden. Unfortunately, in landscape settings it is often short-lived and prone to...

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In the Garden


City Chickens!

I remember as a child having chickens in the backyard. We lived in a small town and had a fenced area where the chickens lived. It was always exciting to find the small "pullet eggs" that appeared when a new batch of chicks reached laying age, or later...
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Shows & Events

Funky Chicken Coop Tour Here in Austin we pride ourselves on all things funky. Our second annual Funky Chicken Coop Tour...

Web Finds

TV Segment on City Chickens KLRU If you are interested in learning more about city chickens and the upcoming Funky...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prune Evergreen Shrubs
  • Prepare Planting Beds for Warm Season Flowers
  • Wait To Fertilize Turf
  • Fertilize Established Woody Ornamentals
  • Complete Tree Trimming Tasks

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