Lower South

April, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The New Sunset Western Garden Book

National News

Western gardeners know this book as their gardening bible. Since the 1930's, growers of all kinds of plants in the many diverse climate regions of the western U.S. have referred to this book for...

Sprinkle Faerie Dust in the Melon Patch

Summer just wouldn't be summer without enjoying the crisp, sweet taste of watermelon. But if the thought of this delectable treat conjures up the image of a large, oblong fruit with a green rind,...

Missing Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are beautiful visitors to our gardens, but over the last fifteen years there have been fewer and fewer making an appearance. During the winter of 2009-2010, the number of...

Make Your Own Wooden Bee Nest

Putting up bird houses so our feathered friends can find a place to raise their young is something lots of gardeners regularly do. But how about providing the same amenities to our native bees?...

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In the Garden


Another Reason to Grow Flowers

We plant flowers for many reasons. They add beauty to the landscape and garden. Some provide wonderful fragrance. Some are suitable for cutting so they can be brought indoors to be enjoyed inside the home. Cut flowers make a nice gift for friends. Just...
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Web Finds

Parasitoid Wasps and Aphids If you hate aphids you can't miss this fascinating video clip. If you are squeamish, wait to...

Clever Gardening Technique

Trashy Trunk Technique Our goal for a new fruit and landscape tree is to get them to grow as large and fast as we can...
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Regional Reminders

  • Thin Fruit on Trees
  • Control Nutsedge Now
  • Set Out Pepper Transplants
  • Fertilize Young Trees
  • Thin Crowded Vegetable Seedlings

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