Middle South

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protection for Spring Bulbs

National News

Fall is right around the corner, and for gardeners that means planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses. Unfortunately, mice and voles love to munch these newly...

Mist n' Pour Sprayer

Once the weather starts cooling and drying out, misting plants is a good way to raise humidity levels and keep indoor plants healthy. Misting also can help prevent infestations of insects such as...

Award-Winning Lavender

For the past 35 years, the Dutch-based horticultural organization, Fleuroselect, has been testing and promoting new flower varieties around the world. Each year they trial new varieties in 30 test...

Worm Compost Suppresses Insect Attacks

It’s been widely known that mixing worm compost or "vermicompost" into soils growing flower and vegetables will reduce plant diseases and add significantly more nutrients to the soil than regular...

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In the Garden

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Enjoy Year-Round Bloom with Flowering Trees

I bet there's a perfect spot in your yard for a small flowering tree, and now is the perfect time to think about where. Evaluate your landscape and make your fall planting list. Include several types of trees that bloom at different times, then...
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Resources

Web Finds

Arbor Day The Arbor Day Web site is filled with helpful information on choosing and planting trees. Their...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Branches in Bouquets Twigs from trees with attractive foliage or form can be used in cut flower arrangements....
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Sowing Lettuce
  • Divide Daisies
  • Sow Biennials
  • Root Cuttings
  • Organize Seeds

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