Lower South

September, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Song Bird Kale

National News

Ornamental kale is one of the best plants for adding long-lasting and easy-care color to the fall garden. These sturdy plants keep their good looks long after frost has finished off many autumn...

Downy Mildew of Impatiens

One of the standbys of the shade garden, impatiens has in the past been a pretty trouble-free plant in most situations. Unfortunately, a new disease has arrived on the scene that threatens...

Hardy Geraniums for Fall Color

When it comes to fall foliage colors, we usually think first of trees and shrubs. From the flaming reds, yellows, and oranges of maples to the rich red of chokeberry and the bright yellow of the...

Safe Tomato Canning

As summer winds down, many gardeners are saving the bounty of their vegetable gardens by canning tomatoes. And many of them are using the water bath canning method to process their jars. Water...

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In the Garden


Fall is for Fabulous Flowers

Many of the flowers we grow for spring or summer blooms perform their best during the cooler days of fall. Marigolds, for example, look fabulous in the fall when the red spotted spider mites that plague them in summer fade from the scene. Some spring...
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Web Finds

Beyond Butterflies: Gardening for Native Pollinators When we think of pollination honey bees usually come to mind. Yet there are many other pollinator...

Favorite or New Plant

Schoolhouse Lily When the first fall rains quench the parched earth after a scorching summer season, a magical...
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Regional Reminders

  • Water Turf In the Absence of Rain
  • Replenish Mulch In Flower and Shrub Beds
  • Prepare Soil for Cool Season Planting
  • Fertilize Flowers
  • Returning Clippings to the Turf

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