Lower South

July, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

21st Century Greens

National News

As the world population soars toward a predicted peak of around 9 billion by the middle of this century, the global food system falls short both in providing adequate nutritional support to many...

The National Heirloom Exposition

If you are one of the many gardeners interested in growing heirloom vegetables, fruits, and flowers, you can find out more by attending the National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County...

Orchids are Tops

What is the highest value floriculture crop these days? According to an article in the July 2011 issue of Greenhouse Grower, it's no longer poinsettias. As noted in the USDA's Floriculture Crops...

Bronze Birch Borer Resistance

The bronze birch borer is a native insect that can weaken and kill birches in landscape plantings. While trees that are stressed by dry soil are most vulnerable, different species of birches have...

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In the Garden


A Resource Efficient Lawn

We seem to have a love-hate relationship with the American lawn. On the one hand, the expanse of turfgrass provides a verdant outdoor carpet on which kids, pets, and adults alike can play. Our lawns also serve as an outdoor social setting for gatherings...
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Favorite or New Plant

Flowering Purslane No matter how hot it gets, flowering purslane (also called portulaca or rose moss) keeps on...

Clever Gardening Technique

Plant Care When You're Away Summer is a popular vacation time. This leaves us with the dilemma of keeping our container...
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Regional Reminders

  • Maintain Soil Moisture in Flower Beds
  • Plant Tomatoes and Peppers
  • Move Flowering Container to Part Shade
  • Control Nutsedge
  • Give New Woody Ornamentals A Boost

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