Lower South

November, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

2012 Urban Tree of the Year

National News

Generations ago, stately American elms lined the streets in many of our cities and towns, their arching branches creating a canopy of leafy shade. Then imported Dutch elm disease (DED) struck....

Tough Trees for Tough Sites

Trees growing in urban landscapes often have it tough. Compacted soils, reflected heat, planting sites with little soil, lack of water, interference from overhead wires, and lack of maintenance...

Urban Heat Island Effect

Cities are hot places; in fact, they can be islands of heat in the midst of a cooler regional environment. "Urban heat island" is a term that many of us may have heard of, but not fully...

Urban Farming

Trees aren't the only plants to grow in the city. As the interest in healthy eating, local foods, and sustainable agriculture grows, we see not only more and more home food gardening in city...

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In the Garden


Fall Transitions

A garden is a never-finished work in progress. That is one of the things that makes gardening so enjoyable and rewarding. Our gardens and landscapes evolve over time. Maybe our aesthetic preferences change a little, or new plants come on the scene that...
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Web Finds

Leafsnap What kind of tree is that? Have you ever tried to identify a tree from a leaf? How about a bloom...

Clever Gardening Technique

Thin Seedlings with Scissors Crowed seedlings need to be thinned to allow for proper development of the plants. Pulling some...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dig and Store Sweet Potatoes
  • Divide Perennials
  • Plant Perennial Herbs
  • Plant Naturalizing Bulbs
  • Check Seed Viability

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