Lower South

May, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red Swan Bush Beans

National News

Edible landscaping is a concept that's here to stay. No longer is the food garden relegated to a rectangle of plants in straight rows tucked into an out-of-the-way spot in the backyard. Gardeners,...

Sweet Orange Impatiens

Impatiens has long been a favorite choice for all summer color in the shade garden. But unfortunately in the past few years a new disease called downy mildew of impatiens has decimated plantings...

Pop in a Winterberry

Winterberry, a deciduous member of the Holly clan, is popular for adding fall and winter color to the landscape with its bright red berries. But most varieties of Ilex verticillata are large...

Spotlight on Youth Gardens: Chicago Youth Center

In a crime-ridden neighborhood in Chicago, the Chicago Youth Center's (CYC) Sunshine Garden, a recipient of the National Gardening Association's 2014 Youth Garden Grant, provides a safe haven for...

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In the Garden

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Add a Water Garden

Water features create inviting areas in our landscapes, offering a spot to stop and stare, to gaze at the rippling movement, to watch fish glide gracefully beneath the surface, to refocus on surface reflections. Water draws us in. It brings a sense of...
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Resources

Web Finds

Water Gardening in Texas Water Gardening in Texas from Texas Cooperative Extension offers practical advice for...

Favorite or New Plant

Canna Cannas are a dependably hardy perennial with a tropical flair that thrive in the bog environment...
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Regional Reminders

  • Keep Mower Blade Sharp
  • Wean Spring Transplants From The Water Hose
  • Trim Blackberries
  • Prevent Powdery Mildew Problems
  • Put Spring Bulbs to Bed for Summer

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