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Lower South

September, 2012
Regional Report

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3D Blooms for Cool Weather

National News

Osteopermum ecklonis, also known as African daisy, is a tender perennial used as an annual that relishes the cool weather of fall and spring, when it blooms its best. This makes it perfect for...

Landscaping for Butterflies

We are often told that one of the best ways to encourage butterflies to visit our property is to landscape with native plants. While it's true that native plants can be great larval host plants...

Emerald Ash Borer Reaches New England

This destructive pest was found for the first time in Connecticut this summer, the first New England state to achieve this dubious distinction. Its presence was confirmed in Prospect, CT and a new...

Get the Facts on Climate Change

With this summer's extended drought and record-setting temperatures, global warming and its attendant climate change are on the minds of many. But it can be a confusing issue, with opinion and...

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In the Garden


Gardening Heroes and Mentors

Who in your past has made the most significant, lasting impression on you as a gardener? Whose advice, experience, example, wisdom, or encouragement has inspired, informed, and basically made you the gardener you are today? Maybe it was someone you knew...
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Web Finds

North American Butterfly Association The North American Butterfly Association is a mecca for butterfly lovers across the country....

Favorite or New Plant

White Butterfly Ginger Few plants can perfume the air like white butterfly ginger (Hedychium coronarium) . This tender...
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Cuttings of Cold Tender Plants
  • Plant Cole Crops
  • Start Cool Season Greens
  • Cover Tender Seedlings
  • Watch for Cool Season Weeds

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