Middle South

July, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Farming Can Feed the World

National News

One widely held criticism about large-scale organic farming is that if all farmers grew crops organically they could not produce enough food to feed the world. Researchers at the University of...

Repeat-Blooming Clematis

Clematis are well loved for their early spring and summer flowers, however there are varieties that not only start the season, they also end the summer with another flush of blooms. One of the...

New Organic Fertilizer

Midsummer is a good time to give your vegetables and flowers a boost of fertilizer to get them through the rest of the growing season. Foliar fertilizers are good to use at this time of year...

The Best Lamb's Ears

Lamb’s ears ( Stachys ) are popular perennials known for their soft, silver leaves and flower spikes. There are two common groups of Stachys available. The ground cover lamb’s ears, such as...

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In the Garden


Let There Be Light, But Not Too Much

As we were watching fireflies the other evening I couldn't help but wonder how much brighter they'd be, and how many more we'd see, if it weren't for the nearby streetlight. Fireflies are one of those gifts of nature, like the impossibly bright plumage...
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Web Finds

International Dark-Sky Association The mission of the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is "to preserve and protect the...

Favorite or New Plant

Crocosmia Flamboyant color, graceful form, attractive foliage, striking flowers -- what's not to love...
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Regional Reminders

  • Compost Vegetable Scraps
  • Thin Peppers and Tomatoes
  • Harvest and Freeze Berries
  • Save Seeds
  • Mow High

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