Lower South

June, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Super Summer Snapdragon

National News

Spiky plants are always in demand in garden and container plantings for the vertical accent they provide to the rounded form of so many other flowers. A long-blooming annual with a compact,...

The Well-Dressed Salad

Delicious salads, filled with healthful veggies and fruits fresh from the garden, are one of the big motivations for growing your own. But to get the most benefit from all the nutrients home-grown...

Visit an AAS Display Garden

We've written frequently about particular All-America Selection (AAS) winners, plants that have been chosen by independent AAS judges for their superior garden performance across the country. But...

Are Trees Making You Sneeze?

Does it seem that your allergy symptoms are getting worse lately? Changes in the types of trees planted in many landscapes and along many city streets may be part of the problem. Many common...

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In the Garden


Fending Off Tomato Pests & Diseases: Part II

In pursuit of a bountiful harvest of fresh garden tomatoes, we encounter a number of pests and diseases that share our fondness for this wonderful garden plant. My previous report focused on a number of these pests and I'll continue this time with more...
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Web Finds

Tomato Disease Resistance Table The Tomato Disease Resistance Table from Cornell University provides a chart listing hundreds...

Clever Gardening Technique

Soak Hanging Baskets Hanging baskets made of wire and lined with porous materials such as moss or coconut coir to...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Containers Often
  • Remove Fallen Fruit
  • Expand Watering Zone for New Shrubs and Trees
  • Look for Honeydew and Sooty Mold
  • Mow Regularly With Sharp Blade

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