Lower South

May, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

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National News

Coneflowers ( Echinacea ) have always been beautiful, easy-care additions to the perennial garden. But in the last few years breeders have given us all sorts of new choices in flower color, form...

Putting the Squeeze on Carbon Emissions

Over a year ago, PepsiCo partnered with the environmental auditing firm Carbon Trust to determine the carbon footprint of its Tropicana Pure Premium® orange juice. Much to their surprise, the...

Fighting Hunger with Corn Research

Corn is a diet staple in many parts of the developing world, including sub-Saharan Africa. But unfortunately most varieties of this vital grain are low in carotenoids, which our bodies convert to...

Pocket Gardening

Is it time to repaint, but you're having a hard time picking out a color? How about green- plants that is? Woolly Pocket Wally planters are flexible, breathable, modular gardening containers that...

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In the Garden


Poison-Free Pest Control

When I envision my next wonderful garden planting, I imagine vegetables loaded with a bountiful harvest, bouquets of perfect flowers ready to be cut for an indoor vase and fruit crops in glorious abundance. I somehow manage to forget to include insect...
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Favorite or New Plant

Nierembergia gracilis 'Starry Eyes' 'Starry Eyes' is a beautiful Nierembergia that is well adapted to southern gardens from the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Hose Guides If you've ever been pulling a garden hose around and looked back to see a plant almost destroyed...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Pumpkin and Winter Squash
  • Cut Back On Lawn Fertilizing
  • Plant Summer Loving Veggies
  • Water New Transplants Regularly
  • Keep The Mower Blade Sharp

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