Lower South

June, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Picking Perfect Phlox

National News

Garden phlox is one of the stalwarts of the summer garden, providing color and stature during the midsummer months. But, although lovely, it isn't always carefree. Too often powdery mildew mars...

'Patio Baby' Eggplant

Eggplants in the garden are beautiful to look at and offer lots of delicious culinary possibilities in the kitchen. But they are not always the easiest crop to grow. It can be a challenge to...

You Glow Girl!

To get the most from your landscape plants, keep in mind what they offer as the seasons change. A flowering shrub may look gorgeous in full bloom, but what does it offer when it's not in flower?...

Non-Invasive Butterfly Bushes

Butterfly bushes (Buddleia davidii) are long time garden favorites, both for their graceful, fragrant panicles of flowers, as well as for the butterflies these blooms draw to the garden....

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In the Garden

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Creative Container Gardens

Container plantings add instant eye appeal to our homes, and combining different types of plants in a container is a great way to add even more pizzazz to a porch or patio. Here are some tips for selecting plants to use in combo containers. Sunlight...
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Resources

Web Finds

Container Gardening This Container Gardening publication from Alabama Extension provides lots of useful...

Favorite or New Plant

Sweet Caroline Ornamental Sweet Potato Ornamental sweet potatoes are attractive landscape plants used as summer annual ground covers in...
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Regional Reminders

  • Raise the Mower Blade
  • Fertilize Flowers for Repeat Performances
  • Make Vacation Plans for Plants
  • Plant for Summer Color
  • Control Crape Myrtle Aphids Early

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