Lower South

November, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Plants to Grow (and Those to Avoid) in Deer Country

National News

Deer are a common problem throughout the country. They love to browse on a variety of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables. Of course, the best deer deterrent is a good fence. Gardeners also...

Shamrock Plants Get a Makeover

To warm-weather gardeners, shamrock plants (Oxalis) are weeds. To Irish-Americans, they’re considered good luck. The new series of shamrocks available for home gardeners might actually turn them...

Watering Cans With a Flair

Now you can choose an indoor watering can with good form and good function that also matches your kitchen decor. The Oxo Indoor Pour & Store Watering Can -- available in seven colors -- features a...

Growing Fragrant Orchids

Orchids are one of the hottest-selling houseplants. In addition to their beauty, they are easy to grow and they flower for weeks, even months. To top it off, some are wonderfully fragrant. There...

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In the Garden


Fallen Leaves Are Gardening Gold

Cool weather will soon be bringing down the annual deluge of leaves. Unfortunately, most leaves in our communities still end up in trash bags at curbside waiting to take an expensive taxi ride to the dump. By the way, guess who pays the fare? That is...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Siphon Mixers If you have just a few plants, applying fertilizer in a watering can works fine. However for a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Seed-Starting Tip New seedlings often have a difficult time getting started due to improper planting depth and hard...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Beds for Rose Planting
  • Save Fruit Tree Pruning for Late Winter
  • Protect Cole Crops from Loopers
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Prevent Tender Plants from Freezing

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