Lower South

August, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Successful Freezing

National News

Now is the season when our vegetable gardens are overflowing with fresh produce. It's also a time when many gardeners preserve some of this bounty to enjoy the rest of the year. One of the most...

Growing Public

Have you ever looked at a vacant lot, an expanse of grass around a school or municipal building, or an under-used area of a park and thought, "Food could be grown there."? Using public land to...

Bad News for Bees is Bad News for Flowers

It's not news that bees are in trouble. And not just honeybees. Declines in native populations of wild bees have been noted as well. This could present a serious problem for the many...

Joy in the Garden

Late summer and fall is when sedums really shine in the garden. These easy care plants bring color and texture to the late season garden. An exciting addition to the sedum line-up is 'Pure Joy', a...

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In the Garden


Tomato Reruns

By the end of summer, our tomato patch is usually pretty ragged-looking due to the ravages of insects, mites, and diseases. It's also stopped setting fruit due to the heat of summer. However, fall is coming and with it comes a fresh new start on the...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Mutabilis' Rose Old garden roses have the reputation of being able to not only survive but thrive despite the...

Clever Gardening Technique

Shading New Seedlings and Transplants We have to begin our fall gardens when the weather is brutally hot. New seedlings and transplants...
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Regional Reminders

  • Care for Late-Season Perennials
  • Plant Fall Vegetables
  • Rejuvenate Summer-Blooming Shrubs
  • Water Next Year's Fruit Now
  • Pamper New Seeds

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