Lower South

April, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Devilishly Good Ninebark

National News

Plants with purple foliage are great for adding some drama to the garden. And dusky-leaved cultivars of ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) are some of the best choices for adding color...

Borers Get Burned with Fire Gel

Among the most troublesome pests for peach growers are peachtree borers. These larvae of clearwing moths attack the roots of the trees or, in the case of the lesser peachtree borer, the...

Defying Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, many gardeners in the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the leaves...

Chiming in on Bellflowers

Few groups of flowering plants show the diversity of the bellflower clan, or campanulas. With bell-shaped, tubular or star-shaped flowers in shades of blue, white, pink, and red, they have growth...

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In the Garden

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Spring Transitions

The mid-spring transition is a unique time in the garden and landscape. The arrival of warm weather brings changes, assuring us that the danger of frost is past and the warm season is really here to stay. In the South, one of the more cautious plants is...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Louisiana Iris The Louisiana iris is a southern gem, indigenous primarily to marshy areas from east Texas to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Tomato Feeding Stations Bury a gallon size black nursery pot a few inches away from your tomato and pepper plants with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Heat Tolerant Vegetables
  • Fertilize Lawns
  • Sharpen Mower Blade
  • Manage Pests of Tree Fruit
  • Plant Warm Season Flowers

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