Lower South

June, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protecting Trees during Construction

National News

Whether you're building on a new site or adding on to or renovating your existing home, you undoubtedly recognize the value of the existing trees on your property and want to keep them healthy and...

Helping Veterans with Green Spaces

Gardeners know the feeling of peace and well-being that working out in the garden brings. Now Keith Tidwell, a senior Extension associate in the Department of Natural Resources at Cornell...

White to Rose Geranium

Who doesn't love geraniums! They are easy to grow and the epitome of cheerfulness. And while bright red blossoms are classic, there is lots more to explore in the geranium world. One of the...

Year of the Watermelon

For all of you for whom summer just wouldn't be summer without a sweet crisp watermelon to sink your teeth into, you'll be glad to learn that the National Garden Bureau has declared 2013 as the...

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In the Garden


Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces

Vegetables love good soil and plenty of sunlight. Yet many would-be gardeners are apartment or condo dwellers, while others live in cramped lots or in older neighborhoods where towering trees steal the sun from their potential garden plots. Containers...
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Web Finds

Planting on a Septic Drain Field Gardeners with a septic drain field on the property will find Planting on Your Septic Drain...

Favorite or New Plant

Turks Cap Turks cap (Malvaviscus arboreus var. drummondii) is a tough perennial/shrub that generally...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try Purslane and Portulaca in Hot Spots
  • Plant Pumpkins and Squash
  • Plant Succulents in Containers
  • Choose Your Favorite Daylilies
  • Multiply Chrysanthemums

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