Lower South

July, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Awesome Asters

National News

Asters have long been favorites for the late-season garden. Their cheerful, star-shaped blossoms (the word ″aster″ is from the Greek for ″star″) in shades of white,...

Begonia 'Sparks Will Fly'

Garden impatiens has long been a favorite for adding color to shady spots in the annual garden. But a new disease threat, downy mildew of impatiens, has caused widespread devastation of this plant...

Math in the Garden

We all know plants are amazing organisms, but did you know that some of them have done their math homework as well? Remember back in the dim reaches of high school math class learning about...

Bountiful Beans

If you like to be up to the minute with your garden news, you'll be glad to learn that All-America Selections has just announced the first of its award winners for 2014! Vegetable Award...

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In the Garden


Mow Your Way to A Beautiful Lawn

The single most important part of building a beautiful lawn is to mow it frequently. Infrequent mowing intervals are more stressful to the turf and leave the lawn unsightly after each mowing. The more often you mow, the less is "pruned" off with each...
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Favorite or New Plant

Red Bird of Paradise Red Bird of Paradise (Caesalpinia pulcherrima), aka Pride of Barbados, loves hot weather. Its...

Web Finds

Soil Solarization They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right? Well now that summer is here and our...
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Regional Reminders

  • Tip Layer Tomatoes
  • Evaluate Landscape Performance
  • Water the Gardener Too!
  • Use Your Sun Sense
  • Keep Fruit Trees Healthy and Vigorous

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