Lower South

October, 2010
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Recipes for Healthy Kids

National News

Did you come up with some delicious new ways to use the produce from your garden this year? Did you hit on ways to serve garden-fresh veggies that your kids gobbled down? Are you interested in...

A Kaleidoscope of Color

Flowers add to the beauty of the garden, but for season-long excitement, nothing beats plants with colorful foliage. And few are as colorful for as long as the new 'Kaleidescope' abelia from Plant...

Sweet Bittersweet

With its abundant berries in autumnal shades, bittersweet vine has long been a favorite for fall decorating. Unfortunately the popular Oriental bittersweet ( Celastrus orbiculatus ) is a rampantly...

Managing Soil Pathogens with Mustard

No, we're not talking about raiding the condiments cupboard for some Grey Poupon! But research done at Cornell University has demonstrated that mustard plants, as well as other related brassicas...

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In the Garden


King Kale

The cole crops- kale, broccoli, collards, kohlrabi, cabbage and cauliflower- are all closely related vegetables. Among these vegetables, kale and collards are very similar with the primary difference being in the form of their leaves. Someone once...
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Web Finds

Drying Flowers and Foliage for Arrangements With fall here and many of our garden flowers soon to leave with the first frost, now is a great...

Favorite or New Plant

Larkspur Larkspurs ( Consolida spp. )are very easy to grow in the lower south both from fall planted seeds...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Naturalizing Bulbs
  • Cool Season Containers
  • Plant Seeds of Salad Vegetables
  • Harvest Sweet Potatoes
  • Mums for Perennial Beauty

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