Lower 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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Herbal Vinegars Make Great Gifts

If you've never tried making herbal vinegar, you are missing out on a great late-season bonus from your herb garden. Vinegars add pizzazz to your cuisine and make decorative additions to the kitchen as well. They also make nice gifts. Around our...
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Resources

Books

The Herb Garden Cookbook Looking to add a little zest to your cuisine? Love to grow herbs but need some ideas on ways to...

Favorite or New Plant

Mexican Mint Marigold Equally at home in the herb garden and perennial flower border, Mexican mint marigold ( Tagetes...
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Regional Reminders

  • Collect Leaves for Composting
  • Clean Up After Twig Girdlers
  • Get Ready for Pansies
  • Harvest Tomatoes and Peppers Before Frost
  • Plant Ryegrass to Protect Bare Soil Areas

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