Lower South

October, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Weekend Homesteader

National News

Are you ready to move your food gardening up a notch, cut your grocery bills, and have a healthier diet? You can do all this with advice from Anna Hess in her new book, The Weekend Homesteader: A...

Celebrate Food Day

As gardeners, many of us appreciate and experience the benefits of fresh, healthful, and sustainably grown food. But unfortunately not everyone in this country has access to these benefits. That's...

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

There's a new pest on the block and it's raising quite a stink. Brown marmorated stink bugs are pests that were first found in this country in the late 1990s, presumably having hitched a ride in...

Purple Pearls

For a distinctive note of color in your fall garden, add this new beautyberry hybrid to your landscape. A cross between Callicarpa dichotema and Callicarpa kwantungensis, Purple Pearls™...

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In the Garden


It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time...

You've probably heard the old adage, "Learn from the mistakes of others. You haven't the time to make them all yourself!" That is sound advice when it comes to landscaping. I've learned many things the hard way and therefore prefer the shortcut of...
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Favorite or New Plant

Butterfly Pea Blue is a color that is rather hard to find in our southern summer and fall landscapes. Butterfly...

Clever Gardening Technique

Start Your Own Pineapple Plant You can start a pineapple plant from the top you cut off of a store-bought fruit. Remove all the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Thin Root Crop Seedlings
  • Harvest Persimmons
  • Plant Cool Season Containers
  • Make Succession Plantings of Lettuce
  • Topdress St. Augustine Lawns with Compost or Peat Moss

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