Lower South

July, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Mildew Resistant Ninebark

National News

Varieties of eastern ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius) , an eastern U.S. native shrub, have become popular landscape plants in recent years, beginning with the development of the cultivar...

All-American Daylilies

Daylilies are popular perennials for their ease of care and the astounding variety of sizes, flower forms, and colors they offer. But selecting the best varieties from among this abundance can be...

Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower

If you just can't make up your mind which of the many colors of coneflowers to grow, grow them all! Echinacea 'Cheyenne Spirit', just announced as a 2013 All-America Selections (AAS) Flower Award...

Award-Winning Rose

Rose lovers across the country will be excited to learn that All-America Rose Selections® (AARS) has just announced its winner for 2013. Francis Meilland™ (Rosa 'Meitroni') is a tall,...

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In the Garden


Smart Gardening Tips

I have to tell you, confidentially of course, that I am a lazy gardener. Oh, I love to get out and work in the garden and often overdo it. Yet there is way more to do out in the landscape and garden than time allows. Whenever I can find a way to save...
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Web Finds

Botanical Terms Made Fun Okay, maybe I should issue a "plant nerd alert," but for most gardeners botany is a rather dry...

Clever Gardening Technique

Build a Gardening Reference Book Create your own personal gardening reference book by collecting a variety of articles, notes, and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Container Plants an Afternoon Break
  • Plant Fall Tomatoes
  • Prepare Soil for Fall Gardens
  • Give Spring Flowering Shrubs a Touch Up
  • Recycle Excessive Lawn Clippings

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