Lower South

July, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Your Fruits and Veggies

National News

Nutritionists are always encouraging us to add more fruits and vegetables to our diets. What's a delicious and easy way to do this? To combine them, of course! Fruits salsas blend fruits such as...

Year of the Echinacea

If you'd like to grow gorgeous flowers that are easy to care for -- and roll out the welcome mat for butterflies, bees, and birds -- echinacea, commonly called coneflower, is the plant for you!...

Extend Your Growing Season

Now, in the midst of summer's warm temperatures, may not seem like the time to be thinking about the cold weather that will be returning in fall and winter. But if you'd like to continue enjoying...

Jack London Community Day School

The peace garden at Jack London Community Day School is much more than a place for quiet contemplation and peace studies. Students at this year-round program in Valley Glen, California are getting...

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In the Garden

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Grow Shade with Woody Vines

When we venture outdoors on a summer afternoon in our region, it doesn't take long before we're looking for a shady spot to get away from the blazing sun. Trees are our primary shade providers, but it can take a long time to grow a tree large enough to...
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Resources

Web Finds

Vines for the Southeast Vines for the Southeast from North Carolina State University lists a multitude of annual,...

Favorite or New Plant

Shrimp Plant Shrimp plant (Justicia brandegeana) is an easy-care, pest- and disease-free perennial for...
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Regional Reminders

  • Let Peppers Turn Ripe
  • Watch for Chinch Bug Damage
  • Make Vacation Plans for Plants
  • Tune Up Crape Myrtles
  • Back Off On Lawn Fertilizing

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