Lower South

August, 2014
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Tree Check Month for Asian Longhorn Beetles

National News

The Asian longhorn beetle (ALB) is one of the biggest threats to trees in this country. This invasive insect, first discovered in the U.S. in 1996, arrived accidentally from Asia in wood cargo...

Award Winning Veggies

All-America Selections recently announced six 2015 Vegetable Award winners, including Regional and National winners. Three are varieties that will make great fall gardening choices for gardeners...

Busy Bees

Want to know what it's really like to be busy as a bee? Tune into the live bee cam at the People's Garden Apiary located on the roof of the Jamie L. Whitten Building at USDA Headquarters in...

The Best Joe-Pye Weeds

One of the most stunning plants in a late season garden, Joe-Pye weed dazzles with large clusters of pink, purple, or white flowers on plants that can rise as high as 6 or even 8 feet tall. These...

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In the Garden

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Crape Myrtles: Small Trees for Small Landscapes

Are you a space-challenged gardener? Just because you don't have an expansive landscape to plant in is no need to forgo the enjoyment that trees can bring. In fact there are many great small flowering trees that are ideal for areas with limited space....
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Coral Vine or Queen's Wreath A drought-tolerant native of Mexico, coral vine or Queen's wreath (Antigonon leptopus) is a...

Web Finds

Characteristics of Crape Myrtle Varieties Find information on a wide range of crape myrtle cultivars, including flower color, growth habit,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Seeds TLC
  • Keep Watering Turf
  • Shear Herbs and Summer-Blooming Salvias
  • Start Cool-Season Transplants
  • Trim Roses for Better Fall Bloom

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