Lower South

August, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Grow an Old-Fashioned Fruit Garden

National News

What's the best way to use your delicious, home-grown small fruits? If you're looking for ideas beyond just popping them fresh into your mouth, as well as advice on growing and harvesting, check...

Get Some Good Vibrations

Evergreen junipers are popular for the low-maintenance color and structure they provide year round in the landscape. But their prickly foliage isn't always fun to work around. But Good...

Gardening in a Drought

Much of the country has suffered in the throes of record –breaking heat and drought or abnormally dry conditions this summer. Keeping a garden thriving when the mercury rises and the rains...

Tasteless Tomatoes

It's not big news that many modern tomatoes don't have the flavor of older varieties, especially those that have been bred primarily for commercial production. But some new research published...

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In the Garden

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Summer is for Soil

Summer temperatures can be brutal, driving many gardeners indoors in search of air conditioned relief. The early morning and late afternoon to early evening hours become our "gardening time". This summer intermission is a time when the "to-do" list gets...
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Resources

Web Finds

Chinch Bugs in St. Augustine Lawns Chinch Bugs in St Augustine Lawns is an online publication by Texas AgriLife Extension that...

Favorite or New Plant

'Cora' and 'Nirvana' Madagascar Periwinkle Madagascar periwinkle, also called "vinca" in the South, was one of the best options for summer...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Warm Season Flowers for Fall
  • Prepare Roses for Fall Blooms
  • Support Fruit Trees
  • Plant Beans and Squash
  • Check for Chinch Bugs

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