Middle South

August, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Cloudy Apple Juice More Nutritious

National News

Next time you reach for a bottle of apple juice on the grocery shelves, look for the variety with a cloudy mixture. According to researchers at the Agricultural University of Wroclaw, Poland,...

Unusual Torch Lily

The red hot poker or torch lily ( Kniphofia ) is a South African native perennial known for its dramatic midsummer-blooming, 5-foot-tall yellow or red flower spikes that emerge from the evergreen...

Renewable Peat Moss Substitute

Peat moss is one of the most widely used soil amendments in home gardens. Although peat moss is still abundant in Canada where the bulk of it is produced, there have been concerns about the...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Mowers

One way of extending the life of your lawn mower deck is to clean out the dead grass that accumulates underneath after each mowing. Using a screwdriver or putty knife to clean out the grass can...

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In the Garden


Showy Sedums Thrive in the Heat

How hot and dry has it been? So parched that even established, drought-tolerant coneflowers, penstemons, and black-eyed Susans are drooping. So blistering that even the creeping thyme has succumbed. Did you miss one day of watering your new perennials...
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Web Finds

SedumPhotos.net Explore the wonderful world of sedums at SedumPhotos.net . With more than 1,000 photographs of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Ways to Water It's all about watering right now. The hot, dry weather has to end soon, but until it does our...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Daylilies
  • Don't Stress Over Premature Leaf Drop
  • Water Trees and Shrubs Deeply
  • Be Patient with Struggling Lawns
  • Take Geranium Cuttings

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