Lower South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Stand Up and Garden

National News

If that loud noise you hear when you get up from kneeling in your garden is your bones creaking, then Stand Up and Garden (The Countryman Press, 2012, $16.95) is the book for you! Written by...

Toxic Shock

Results from a study done by Michigan-based Ecology Center's Healthy Stuff.org had some alarming news for gardeners. 179 common garden products such as hoses, garden gloves, kneeling pads, and...

Learn about Late Blight

A couple of summers ago, gardeners in many areas of the East were devastated to find their once healthy tomato plants dying within a matter of days. What started as a few water-soaked spots on the...

Pesticides Cause Bees to Lose Their Way

Just about all gardeners are aware that honeybees are in trouble and that scientists are hard at work trying to figure out the cause of their mysterious decline, called colony collapse disorder....

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In the Garden


Orchestrating a Symphony of Blooms Throughout the Seasons

In spring there are a multitude of beautiful blooming plants to bring a symphony of color to our southern landscapes. Have you noticed that when the really hot weather arrives, most landscapes become a sea of green, and the symphony is now but a single...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Little Gem' Magnolia Southern magnolias (Magnolia grandiflora) are an icon in southeastern part of the country....

Clever Gardening Technique

Start Your Own Sweet Potato Slips You can grow your own sweet potato slips by laying a sweet potato in a bed of sandy soil,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Flowering Purslane and Moss Rose
  • Check for Stink Bugs on Tomatoes
  • Set Out Sweet Potato Slips
  • Pick Strawberries Prior to a Rain
  • Plant Cantaloupes and Watermelons

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