Lower South

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Native Bee Basics

National News

Native bees are important and often under-appreciated pollinators. If you'd like to find out more about these helpful insects and what you can do to conserve and protect them on your property and...

Lingering Effects of Invasive Species

The ecological disruption caused by invasive plants species is a worldwide problem. The cost of the environmental and economic impact of these invaders is estimated to be in the neighborhood of...

Move Gypsy Moth Free

The gypsy moth is an introduced insect that is one of the most destructive pests of trees and shrubs ever to reach our shores. Its immature stage, a dark, hairy caterpillar with rows of red and...

Landscape Problem Solver

We all probably wish we had an experienced gardener we could call on for advice whenever problems arise in the garden. For those of us without such a fount of knowledge, the Landscape Problem...

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In the Garden


I Love Ginger

I love ginger. No, not the one on Gilligan's Island. I'm talking about the plant or I should say, plants. There are almost two thousand types of ginger in the world. Most are from tropical and subtropical environments making them a great fit for our...
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Favorite or New Plant

African Marigold Okay, marigolds (Tagetes erecta) certainly aren't new. However, while they are often planted in...

Clever Gardening Technique

The Sun as an Herbicide The hot summer sun is a great way to kill bermudagrass and other pernicious perennial weeds....
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Broccoli and Cauliflower Transplants
  • Amend Soil for Fall Flowers and Vegetables
  • Plant Potatoes
  • Water Spring Blooming Fruit Trees
  • Check for Chinch Bugs in Turf

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