Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

August, 2006
Regional Report

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Unusual Variegated Spurge

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Variegated plants are hot, but sometimes they can be finicky to grow. The new variegated-leaved spurge sets a new standard, with its unique shape and interesting flowers combined with drought...

Plant Misting Made Easy

During the hot days of summer, plants benefit from a misting of cool water, just like we do. The Plant Mister makes spritzing plants a breeze. It?s ideal for misting outdoor or indoor plants to...

A Quicker, Cleaner Oil Change

It's recommended that homeowners change the oil in lawn mowers, tillers, and tractors at least once during the growing season. Changing the oil regularly prevents engine overheating and wear,...

Using Willows to Root Roses

Late summer is the perfect time to take softwood cuttings of roses and other woody shrubs to create new plants for spring. While the timing and technique is important when propagating woody shrubs...

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In the Garden


Making More Plants From Cuttings

Propagating plants from cuttings is one of the most basic gardening techniques. Whether you are multiplying a favorite plant to fill a perennial border, or starting a new one as a gift for a friend, rooting new plants is rewarding and fun. There are...
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Web Finds

Plant Propagation North Carolina State University's online publication Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings:...

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...
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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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