Lower South

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Combining Bulbs and Perennials

National News

Bulb planting season is upon us. As you get ready to tuck tulips, daffodils and other spring flowering bulbs into the garden, do you find yourself puzzling over which perennials to combine with...

Gardening for Hard Times

Gardening can be a way to connect with nature, enjoy delicious produce for much less than you'd pay at the market or experiment with heirloom varieties or the latest cutting-edge hybrids. But...

Beetle-Resistant Viburnums

For years, viburnums were an excellent choice for gardeners in many parts of the U.S. looking for an attractive, trouble-free shrub to add to their landscapes. With showy flowers, ornamental...

Just the Plant Facts

Want to see a picture of what might be feeding on your apple trees? Or maybe it's time to winterize your roses- how about a watching a video to learn how? Perhaps you're looking for seasonal...

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In the Garden


Six Tips for A Successful Perennial Bed

Most gardeners wishing to create a new perennial flower bed find themselves a bit bewildered at the start. Where do I begin? What plants go well together? How do I arrange them? The questions can make the whole endeavor seem overwhelming. On the one...
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Web Finds

Annual & Perennial Flowers For Mississippi Gardens Need some guidance on the many flowering plants for your southern landscape? The folks at...

Favorite or New Plant

Firecracker Plant Firecracker plant (Russelia equisetiformis) offers color and texture to the landscape. The...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fall Vegetable Planting Time
  • Fertilize Southern Turfgrasses
  • Plant Cool Season Flowers
  • Topdress Turf Plagued by Take-All Patch
  • Prevent Pest Damage to Cool Season Vegetables

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