Lower South

October, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

National News

Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...

2013 American Garden Award

All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...

Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...

The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage

New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...

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In the Garden

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Plant an Herb Garden

Herbs are wonderful plants with a lot to offer our gardens and landscapes. Here in the South, we can grow many wonderful herbs. In addition to their many culinary (and medicinal) benefits, herbs can be absolutely beautiful. The red blooms of...
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Resources

Web Finds

Herbs The folks at Clemson University Extension in South Carolina have put together Herbs , a site...

Books

Southern Herb Growing A superior reference on growing herbs in the South is Southern Herb Growing, by Madeline Hill...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Spring- and Summer-Blooming Perennials
  • Harvest Pecans Promptly
  • Seed Salad Veggies
  • Force Bulbs Indoors
  • Select Fall Foliage Ornamentals

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