Middle South

December, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Flower Tower in Paris

National News

Integrating plants into building designs for aesthetic and environmental purposes has become very popular. For example, green roofs have become more common in Europe and North America as a way to...

New Red Climbing Rose for Cold Climates

Many gardeners have fond memories of arbors loaded with red ‘Blaze’ climbing roses, but for gardeners in colder climates the only way to grow vigorous climbers such as ‘Blaze’ is to pull the canes...

Night-Illuminated Thermometer

Here’s a last-minute holiday gift idea for a gardener in the family. Gardeners are always concerned about the temperature in the garden, especially when frost is threatening or winter night...

Curry May Help Stem Cognitive Decline

Yellow curry has been known to bring a little sweat to the brow and fire to the belly. Now it appears that it may help your brain function as you age, too. Researchers at the National University...

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In the Garden


It's Time to Lime

Soil pH plays a critical role in how well plants grow, and fall is a perfect time to check it and make necessary adjustments. In regions with relatively high rainfall such as ours, soils tend to be acidic. Adding lime to the soil in autumn "sweetens"...
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Web Finds

Soil-Testing Labs Here are links to information about soil-testing services in each state in our region; most are...

Clever Gardening Technique

Invite a Bird Symphony I rarely walk down the 1/3-mile-long gravel road that becomes our driveway because it ends at a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choosing Poinsettias
  • Start Paper White Narcissus
  • Propagate African Violets
  • Avoid Using Salt to Deice
  • Spray Antitranspirants

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