Lower South

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

South Pacific Canna

National News

It's not too early to begin planning next year's garden, so canna enthusiasts and those looking to add tropical flair to their gardens will be pleased to see the announcement of one of the 2013...

Seed Saving and Starting

Are you interested in developing a tomato that is bred to thrive in the particular conditions found in your own home garden by selecting and saving seeds each year? Maybe you'd like to save seeds...

Conserving Bumblebees

We hear a lot these days about colony collapse disorder and the problems facing honeybees. But many folks are not aware that our native bees are struggling as well. The nearly fifty species of...

Unraveling the Mysteries of Tomato Genetics

After years of work by scientists from around the world, the Tomato Genome Consortium announced that the full genome of the tomato has been decoded, specifically that of the variety 'Heinz 1706',...

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In the Garden


Get Instant Results With Hanging Containers

When it comes to decorating a porch, patio or landscape area with a splash of interest and color, hanging containers offer instant results. Do you have a rather bleak section of privacy fence or a wall that is rather bland looking? Is your porch missing...
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Web Finds

Container Gardening Recipes If you would like to build some beautiful combination containers but don't know where to start,...

Favorite or New Plant

'Siam Aurora' Aglaonema Aglaonema, sometimes referred to as Chinese evergreen, is a great houseplant for medium to low...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fertilize Outdoor Foliage Plants
  • Water Container Grown Citrus
  • Smother Weeds
  • Plant Palm Trees
  • Keep Winter Squash Healthy

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