Middle 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

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Heritage Apples: Unusual Flavors, Colorful Histories

If ever a plant variety were misnamed, I think it would have to be Delicious apples, at least the ones commonly found in the grocery store year-round. Mealy and bland, they barely hint at the range of flavors and textures available in other apple...
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Resources

Web Finds

North American Fruit Explorers The North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) is a network of individuals throughout the United...

Books

Books on Apples and Apple Growing Old Southern Apples , by Creighton Lee Calhoun, Jr. (McDonald and Woodward Publishing Company,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch the Vegetable Garden
  • Invite Winter Birds
  • Drain Irrigation Systems
  • Examine Houseplants for Pests
  • Keep Christmas Tree Watered

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