Middle South

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Exotic Species Tulips

National News

Tulips are treasured flowers, yet the bulbs have a reputation for becoming less vigorous every year and hard to naturalize. For those looking for a more carefree tulip, the species or botanical...

Design Your Own Virtual Deck

Decks are popular features on more than a third of U.S. homes. They provide a place to relax, cook, entertain, and grow plants. If you're considering adding a deck, a new software program can help...

Relocate Spiders Without Harm

Gardeners know spiders are good for the garden. That knowledge doesn’t assuage some people’s fear of spiders, however, especially when they manage to enter the house. For those who want to be kind...

Global Warming May Decrease Plant Yields

Much attention has been given to the possible ways plants will respond to the warming of global temperatures. Many scientists believe that plant growth will increase. New research from the...

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In the Garden


Savory, Scrumptious (and Safe) Spinach

Popeye would be heartbroken if he heard the current warnings about eating spinach. OK, I know he ate his out of a can, but just the same, spinach is a poster child for health food, and the current outbreak of E. coli will undoubtably damage its...
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Web Finds

Plants for a Future The Plants for a Future site is fun to browse through. Although based in the U.K., the site has...

Clever Gardening Technique

Appreciating Nature's Beauty In our hurried, workaday world it's easy to miss the little things that can make us smile and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Repot Houseplants
  • Start Planting Bulbs
  • Propagate Creeping Phlox
  • Dig Sweet Potatoes
  • Freeze Warm-Season Crops

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