Upper South

October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Five Steps to Bulb Planting Success

National News

The best time to plant spring bulbs depends on where you live. Ideally, wait until the soil temperature is below 60°F. As a general guide, plant in September through early October if you live in...

Fall Cleanup Q and A

Cutting Back Perennials Question: After the first frost, should I cut back the flower stalks on my perennials? Or is it best to leave them as is and cut them back in the spring?...

Shrub Dogwood Trials

Shrub forms of dogwood (Cornus) make excellent landscape plants and are widely used by landscapers around the country. They are known for their green or variegated foliage, attractive flowers and...

New Variegated Hedge Plant

If you’re looking for a tough shrub to plant this fall that provides beauty, versatility, and low maintenance, consider the variegated beauty briar ( Eleutherococcus sieboldianus ‘variegatus’)....

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In the Garden


Reap the Benefits of a Kitchen Garden

The 18th-century culinary expert Brilliat-Savarin wrote, "Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you who you are." For 21st-century Americans that means we are an overweight people short on time, with little knowledge of what really good food tastes...
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Web Finds

Facts About Fruits and Vegetables The University of Michigan Integrative Medicine site has developed a Healing Foods Pyramid,...


Gardening for Maximum Nutrition Even though it's out of print (but readily available on the Internet) and somewhat out of date,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choosing a Pumpkin
  • Saving Root Crops
  • Making Natural Fall Decorations
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Living With Asian Lady Beetles

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