Upper South

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Toast to Your Health With a Glass of Pomegranate Juice

National News

This tropical fruit, which offers up brilliant red edible seeds, is showing up in finer restaurants as a special blend in cocktails. But pomegranates ( Punica granatum ) are not just trendy,...

Butterfly Bushes For Small Gardens

Butterfly bushes are well-known late summer- and fall-blooming perennials. There are a number of selections of these butterfly-attracting shrubs with different-colored flowers. However, the plants...

Organic Mulch Boosts Tomato Production

Heirloom tomato varieties continue to be popular among home gardeners. To get the highest production from tomatoes, some growers have been advocating the use of plastic mulch. New research in Ohio...

Add Beneficial Fungi When Planting

Many gardeners, especially those in warm areas, are still planting bulbs, trees, and shrubs, and adding soil amendments such as compost and fertilizer when planting. But the most critical additive...

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In the Garden

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Go Natural for Holiday Decorating

Ah, the possibilities that gardeners have when it comes to holiday gifts and decorations! Elaborate dried-flower wreaths and pressed-flower pictures, luscious herbal liqueurs, pungent pickles and relishes, shimmering jellies and jams. The only catch is...
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Resources

Books

Gifts and Crafts From the Garden Prejudiced though I am, the projects and techniques found in my book Gifts and Crafts from the...

Tool or Gardening Product

Hose Carry Strap Among my least favorite gardening chores is coiling up watering hoses. Although several of my...
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Regional Reminders

  • Don't Worry About Dropping Needles
  • Use Those Fallen Leaves
  • Fertilize the Lawn
  • Protect Newly Planted Trees
  • Start Bulbs Indoors

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