Middle South

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Research Links Acid Rain to Sugar Maple Decline

National News

Colorful fall foliage is one of the characteristic signs of autumn throughout much of the eastern United States, and sugar maples, with their brilliant orange and red leaf colors, are one of the...

Gold Medal Dogwood

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has annually recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines. These plants are awarded the PHS Gold Medal for their eye appeal,...

New Technique for Protecting Blackberries

Trailing blackberry varieties such as ‘Siskiyou’ and ‘Chester Thornless’ are popular for their large-sized fruits and heavy production. But little commercial production of trailing blackberries...

Warmer, Wetter Winter?

Trying to predict the severity of the upcoming winter in October is like trying to predict the winner of the Super Bowl in November. But over the years atmospheric researchers have found that one...

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In the Garden


Welcome Autumn with Dried Flowers

There's a cold front moving in this weekend, with scattered frosts predicted throughout our region. That means it's time to harvest the last of the tender plants -- green tomatoes, basil, peppers ... and flowers. I've been busy gathering flowers for...
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Shows & Events

Scarecrows and More at Atlanta Botanical Garden There's fun stuff happening at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Scarecrows in the Garden, which runs...

Favorite or New Plant

Coneflower Cultivars Coneflowers (Echinacea) are beautiful, but the plants can be tall and rangy -- ideal for an...
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Regional Reminders

  • Avoid Overwatering Houseplants
  • Water Trees and Shrubs
  • Mark Location of Perennials
  • Recycle Leaves
  • Landscape to Conserve Heat

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