Lower South

May, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Delightful Daisies

National News

Many of the plants we use as annuals in our summer gardens are not botanically true annuals. Instead they are tender perennials, plants that in warm enough climates would return year after year....

2011 Urban Tree of the Year

If you are looking for a medium-size tree that not only has eye-catching blossoms, but it tough and adaptable as well, you might want to consider the choice of the Society of Municipal Arborists...

Basket of Fire

Want some red-hot hanging baskets this summer? Try 'Basket of Fire', the first ornamental pepper that has been bred especially for hanging baskets. Growing about 10 inches tall and 14-18 inches...

Lawn Pesticide Facts and Figures

America's love affair with the lawn accounts for much of the pesticide exposure we and our children and pets receive to in our home environments. According to Beyond Pesticides, a national...

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In the Garden


Footprints of the Gardener

You may have heard the old adage, "The best fertilizer is the footprints of the gardener." It is certainly true that a garden visited frequently by its owner is more likely to be a productive and attractive one that a garden left to fend for itself!...
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Web Finds

Web Resources on Pests and Beneficials There are so many great websites for learning about pest and beneficial insects. Here are three...

Tool or Gardening Product

Magnifier Loupe Microscopes are expensive and standard magnifying glasses are okay, but a magnifier loupe, like...
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Regional Reminders

  • Control Aphid Infestations Early
  • Prune Spring Bloomers
  • Save Seeds from Early Season Flowers
  • Continue Planting Summer Vegetables
  • Stop Weeds Early

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