Middle South

November, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Walnuts for a Healthy Heart

National News

With Thanksgiving approaching, many Americans are planning special holiday meals, which often are high in fat. Fat molecules have many deleterious effects on the body, including causing...

Well-Timed Amaryllis

The holidays will be upon us soon, and one of the flower stars this time of year is the amaryllis. The large, vibrant flowers are always a welcome sight, yet they never seem to last long enough,...

Grow Up With Stacking Planters

One of the prime benefits of container gardening is being able to squeeze gardens into small spaces. Now a new line of pots makes container gardening even more space-saving. The Stacking Planters...

Who Does Your Garden Grow?

Have you ever wondered where plant varieties get their names? Have you ever pondered the background of common plant names, such as the Russell lupines, Shasta daisies, or Shirley poppies? A new...

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In the Garden

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Plant Now for Spring Color

Fall is waning, and the vibrant foliage colors have slowly but surely given way to the subtler hues of winter, leaving us with a more subdued landscape palette. Before you hunker down for winter, fast-forward to early spring for a moment. Close your...
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Resources

Web Finds

Horticulture Links Horticulture on the Internet , a Web site of North Carolina State University, contains a huge...

Clever Gardening Technique

Mix Tulips and Daffodils to Deter Rodents Tulips are lovely, but the bulbs are a favored food for voles and mice. When you plant your tulip...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add Lime to Gardens
  • Invite Winter Birds
  • Mulch Cold-Hardy Root Vegetables
  • Drain Irrigation Systems
  • Mulch Vegetable Gardens

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