Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

June, 2007
Regional Report

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Container Gardening
This Container Gardening publication from Alabama Extension provides lots of useful information and photos to guide you in growing vegetables or flowers in containers. Contents include choosing a container, potting mixes, and selecting plant combinations that look great together.

Favorite or New Plant

Sweet Caroline Ornamental Sweet Potato
Ornamental sweet potatoes are attractive landscape plants used as summer annual ground covers in sun to part-shade locations. The Sweet Caroline series is a dwarf version that is very well suited to larger containers and hanging baskets. Its short internodes create a dense canopy of foliage and a much slower growth habit than the standard types of ornamental sweet potatoes. The series comes in a variety of colors including green, light green, bronze, and purple.


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