Middle 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

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Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site ( http://www.cdc.gov ), 61 percent of North Carolina adults are overweight or obese, and 27 percent of North Carolina high-school students are overweight or at risk of becoming...
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Resources

Web Finds

Adopt a School Garden The National Gardening Association's Adopt a School Garden program helps schools implement...

Books

Garden Stone: Creative Landscaping with Plants and Stone With summer's abundant foliage dying back, fall is a good time to assess your landscape and plan...
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Regional Reminders

  • Feed Cool-Season Grasses
  • Pot Up Some Pansies
  • Harvest Lettuce
  • Stockpile Pine Needles
  • Transplant Sweet William

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