Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Lower South

July, 2009
Regional Report

Web Finds

Ornamental Garden Pools
Water provides a relaxing addition to the landscape. The sound, the movement, the color provided by blooming plants and fish all create a great place to escape outdoors. If you are interested in learning more about creating an ornamental garden pool the Ornamental Garden Pools Web site is a great place to start. (This is a pdf file and may take a few minutes to load.)

Clever Gardening Technique

Vacation Watering Trick
If you are going on a trip for a few days and are concerned about your container plants surviving in the heat without you there to provide their daily drink of water, here is a technique that may be helpful. Find a spot with some morning sun or full shade (depending on the type of container plants). Set a small plastic wading pool in the area and put your container plants in the pool. On the day you leave water the plants and put 2 or 3 inches of water in the pool. Toss in one of the floating mosquito control products containing B.t. (available in garden centers and online). This should keep your plants in great shape for a week or so.


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