Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

September, 2001
Regional Report

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Turfgrass Management and Use
This web site is a virtual turf encyclopedia of information. Turfgrass Management and Use is information gleaned from the files of Dr. Richard Duble, Professor Emeritus of Soil and Crop Sciences, and former State Extension Turfgrass Specialist at Texas A&M University. It contains a wealth of information on turfgrass culture, varieties, and diseases. Included are many useful links to other turf sites and a useful section on common turfgrass questions and answers.

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Oxblood Lilies
Oxblood lilies are the harbingers of good news for southern gardeners. Invisible all through the spring and summer months they pop up out of nowhere in early fall with the first good rain of September. Their arrival means our long summer "dormant season" is over and fall gardening is here! These bulbs are old garden favorites that thrive in sun or shade on literally no care. While their blooms are short lived, their incredible ability to survive on their own and unique beauty make them a must for groundcover beds, out-of-the-way garden areas and perennial borders.

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