Lower South

May, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow Fruit Naturally

National News

If you are home gardener growing or thinking about growing fruit, you might fantasize about having an expert like horticulturist and garden writer Lee Reich out in your garden with you, dispensing...

Summer Jewels

Annual salvias are real troupers in the garden. No prima donnas, they are tolerant of dry soil, and boom prolifically in full sun. One of the best is Salvia 'Summer Jewel Pink', a 2012 All-America...

The Value of Bees

All gardeners know that bees are valuable creatures without which many of the food plants we depend on would not bear fruit or seeds. But do you know just how valuable they are? According to a...

Plants and Noise Pollution

Well, corn may have ears, but we know it can't hear! So it seems on the surface that noise in the environment should have little effect on plants. But a recent study done around noisy gas wells in...

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In the Garden


Plants That Make Scents

Fragrant plants make scents. (Sorry, I couldn't resist that.) We choose plants for many different attributes including colorful blooms and foliage, heat tolerance, attractiveness to butterflies and hummingbirds, or for their fragrance. I am...
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Favorite or New Plant

Almond Verbena Almond verbena (Aloysia virgata) bears terminal spikes of white blooms that release a strong...

Clever Gardening Technique

Trellised Melon Supports Growing cantaloupe, muskmelons, or small sized watermelon cultivars on a trellis can save a lot...
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Regional Reminders

  • Harvest Peaches at Peak Maturity
  • Add Summer Color to the Landscape
  • Give Roses a Boost
  • Pinch Chrysanthemums
  • Fertilize Young Trees and Shrubs

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