Middle 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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Semi-Homemade Gifts

I'm taking my inspiration for this year's holiday gifts from my garden from the Food Network's TV show, Semi-Homemade Cooking , during which the host shares her techniques for combining fresh ingredients with store-bought items. The repeated torrential...
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Resources

Shows & Events

The National Gingerbread House Display Visit the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, to see the National Gingerbread House...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Notecards If you have some favorite plant pictures, turn them into notecards by making color copies of the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Force Hyacinths
  • Cut Back Mums
  • Caring for Kalanchoe
  • Plant Tulips
  • Set Out Evergreens

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