Lower South

June, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Punch up your Garden with Blackberry Punch

National News

Looking to add some drama to your container plantings and hanging baskets this summer? Add excitement with the smoldering colors of Superbells® Blackberry Punch calibrachoa from Proven...

Find Out Where to Pick-Your-Own

Even if you don't have the space or time to grow all your fruits and vegetables yourself, you can still have the satisfaction of harvesting fresh, local produce yourself at a pick-your-own...

Be Water-wise with a Rain Barrel

Environmentally conscious gardeners -- not to mention thrifty ones -- look for ways to keep from wasting water while minimizing run-off and the pollution and erosion problems it can create. Using...

Top Gardening Books

Every year the American Horticultural Society, whose mission blends education, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship with the art and science of horticulture, presents its annual...

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In the Garden


Salvias for Hot Summers -- and Hummers

I can't imagine summer without salvias. When the mercury climbs, scorching many of our spring flowers, salvias are among the dependable plants that keep the landscape colorful. Hummingbirds can't imagine summer and fall without salvias either! They love...
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The New Book of Salvias: Sages for Every Garden The New Book of Salvias: Sages for Every Garden by Betsy Clebsch (Timber Press, 2nd Edition,...

Favorite or New Plant

Salvia 'Summer Jewel' This 2011 All America Selection blooms early and keeps on blooming prolifically from spring to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Set Mower Blades High
  • Choose Foliage for Hanging Baskets in Shade
  • Control Squash Bugs and Vine Borers
  • Trim Blackberries
  • Stop Bermudagrass ASAP

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