Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cloudy Apple Juice More Nutritious

National News

Next time you reach for a bottle of apple juice on the grocery shelves, look for the variety with a cloudy mixture. According to researchers at the Agricultural University of Wroclaw, Poland,...

Unusual Torch Lily

The red hot poker or torch lily ( Kniphofia ) is a South African native perennial known for its dramatic midsummer-blooming, 5-foot-tall yellow or red flower spikes that emerge from the evergreen...

Renewable Peat Moss Substitute

Peat moss is one of the most widely used soil amendments in home gardens. Although peat moss is still abundant in Canada where the bulk of it is produced, there have been concerns about the...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Mowers

One way of extending the life of your lawn mower deck is to clean out the dead grass that accumulates underneath after each mowing. Using a screwdriver or putty knife to clean out the grass can...

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In the Garden


Preparing for Fall Gardening Success

Veteran gardeners know to look at the calendar, not the thermometer, when it comes to planning the fall garden. They also know that there is no season quite like fall. Most garden vegetables are at their peak of quality when they ripen in the cool days...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Spinosad Spinosad is a natural product derived from one of the beneficial soil microbes known as...

Web Finds

Digital Photography for Horticulture Professionals If you are new to digital photography and would like to learn a little about how to take better...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Roses for Fall Show
  • Rejuvenate Heat-Stressed Summer Flowers
  • Help Cold-Tender Plants Prepare for Fall
  • Plant Marigolds
  • Maintain Fall-Bearing Fruits and Nuts

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