Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

August, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Toad Lily

National News

Toad lilies ( Tricyrtis formosana ) are moisture-loving, shade tolerant perennials that are hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8. They flower in late summer and early fall, offering color and interest in the...

San Francisco Becomes More Food Sustainable

Creating a healthy, sustainable food system is on many people's minds these days. Books, articles, and documentaries highlight pockets of successful programs across the country. Now, one city is...

National Indoor Gardening Day

While many gardeners in the country are enjoying the fruits of their summer labors, some forward-looking folks are focusing on a time of year when, for most of us, our gardening will be limited to...

What?s Woolch Mulch?

While in England this past summer, I noticed gardeners using wool around plants that slugs love. It appears the wool deters the slugs and snails from eating the foliage. Well, here?s a new idea...

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In the Garden


Creating a "Good Bug" Garden

I'll bet you've read more than one article on creating a butterfly garden or perhaps a hummingbird garden. But have you ever read one about a garden to attract bugs? Some readers are thinking, "Hey I do that every year!" I'm not talking about pests but...
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Favorite or New Plant

Fall Aster Fall aster ( Symphyotrichum oblongifolium ) is a dependable performer in the Lower South. Each...

Web Finds

Farmscaping to Enhance Biological Control The Farmscaping to Enhance Biological Control Web resource from the National Sustainable Ag...
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Regional Reminders

  • Avoid Squash Viruses
  • Start Seedlings of Cole Crops Indoors
  • Plant Fall Potatoes
  • Rejuvenate Summer-Blooming Shrubs
  • Give Roses a Late Summer Pruning

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