Middle South

August, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Unusual Variegated Spurge

National News

Variegated plants are hot, but sometimes they can be finicky to grow. The new variegated-leaved spurge sets a new standard, with its unique shape and interesting flowers combined with drought...

Plant Misting Made Easy

During the hot days of summer, plants benefit from a misting of cool water, just like we do. The Plant Mister makes spritzing plants a breeze. It’s ideal for misting outdoor or indoor plants to...

A Quicker, Cleaner Oil Change

It's recommended that homeowners change the oil in lawn mowers, tillers, and tractors at least once during the growing season. Changing the oil regularly prevents engine overheating and wear,...

Using Willows to Root Roses

Late summer is the perfect time to take softwood cuttings of roses and other woody shrubs to create new plants for spring. While the timing and technique is important when propagating woody shrubs...

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In the Garden


It's Time for Real Tomatoes

Every time my friend's young son puts something inedible into his mouth, she says, "That's not food," and he understands that he has to spit it out. Well, I think of her every time I bite into a mealy supermarket tomato. "That's not food." It's...
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Shows & Events

Slow Food Asheville On Sunday, September 17th, from 4 to 9 p.m., Slow Food Asheville will hold its celebration and...

Tool or Gardening Product

Buy a Chest Freezer I love my big freezer. I've already frozen 3 gallons of blueberries and have two more on the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Mums Now
  • Set Out Fall Transplants
  • Sow Biennials Indoors
  • Stop Pruning
  • Harvest Sweet Corn

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