Middle South

October, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Better Berry-Bearing Viburnum

National News

Fall is celebrated for its colorful foliage, and in addition many trees and shrubs exhibit beautiful berries at this time of year. Viburnum shrubs produce fall berries in colors ranging from black...

Flowers in the Home Keep Us Happy

There’s nothing better for brightening your day than receiving a bouquet of flowers, but does having flowers around your home on a regular basis change your mood and make you happier? Researcher...

No-Bend Bulb Planter

Fall planting of spring bulbs is in full swing in many areas of the country, and one tool that can make planting easier is a long-handled bulb planter. To use this tool, you push the cylinder into...

Winter-Hardy Camellia

Camellias are prized shrubs in the south for their snow-white blossoms and glossy evergreen leaves. Now, with the introduction of 'Winter's Snowman' Ice Angel camellia, gardeners north of the...

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In the Garden


Paean to Pollinators

African lions, Siberian tigers, orca whales, great white sharks, grizzly bears -- Conservationists sometimes refer to these as "charismatic megafauna." Megafauna because they're big ( mega ) animals ( fauna ), and charismatic because they grab the...
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Web Finds

Pollinator Web Sites For images of a remarkable array of butterfly and moth species, visit the Butterflies and Moths...

Shows & Events

Sculpture at N.C. Botanical Garden The North Carolina Botanical Garden in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is in the midst of its annual...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Garlic
  • Continue Mowing
  • Add Lime to Gardens
  • Mulch Cold-Hardy Root Vegetables
  • Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs

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