Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

June, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Sun-Tolerant Caladium

National News

Caladiums are known for their ability to brighten shady spots in the yard with their colorful leaves. Now there's a caladium that's more sun tolerant than other varieties, and its shorter stature...

Grapes May Protect Against Diabetes

According to the National Institutes of Health, it?s estimated that 1 in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents in the U.S. has type 1 diabetes. This epidemic has spurred research into ways to...

New Animal Control for Gardens

Controlling marauding animals from eating your landscape and garden is a never-ending task. Now there?s a new, low-impact, technological tool to add to your list of repellent sprays, fences, and...

Warm Temperatures Increase the Sugar and Nutrients in Tomatoes

Most gardeners know the flavor and nutritional quality of fresh tomatoes is best if you grow your own. New research from France shows that the temperature at which fruit ripens can also affect the...

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In the Garden


Summer Sense

Summer can be a brutally hot season in the south. Temperatures in the triple digits and sparse rainfall can quickly turn our lush landscapes into a tawny, toasted wasteland, or sentence us to spending our days dragging hoses around the yard from dawn to...
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Web Finds

Skin Cancer Prevention This Sage Advice Web site from the Skin Cancer Foundation provides great tips for protecting...

Tool or Gardening Product

Wide-Brimmed Hats I have developed into a big fan of wide-brimmed hats. Growing up in Texas I must admit that at...
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Regional Reminders

  • Catch Scale Infestations Early
  • Give Blooming Plants a Boost
  • Protect Seedlings From Drying Sun and Wind
  • Control Crape Myrtle Aphids
  • Raise the Mower Blade

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