Middle South

September, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Organic Tomatoes Rich in Antioxidants

National News

People choose organically grown produce over conventionally grown produce for a variety of reasons, such as minimizing pesticide exposure and preference for the taste. New research supports the...

Unusual Double-Flowered Tiger Lily

Tiger lilies ( Lilium lancifolium ) are easy-to-grow, 4- to 6-foot-tall, hardy bulbs that typically produce downward-facing flowers in midsummer. While most have single flowers, an old, unusual...

Floating Planter for Ponds

Barley straw has been shown to emit a chemical that’s effective in controlling algae in water gardens and ponds. There are many purely functional barley straw products on the market, but a new...

Make Your Own Garden Cart

Many gardeners fondly remember, and may still own, the original Model 26 Garden Way garden cart. This revolutionary cart made hauling soil, mulch, and other materials much easier than using a...

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In the Garden


A Challenging Year for Japanese Maples

This spring's late freeze and the current drought have taken their toll on garden plants, and Japanese maples have been especially hard hit. All across the region, the tender new foliage was killed by temperatures in the teens and twenties during the...
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Web Finds

Seed Savers Exchange The Seed Savers Exchange is a nonprofit organization that encourages gardeners to save and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Save Seeds It's rewarding to save seeds from this year's garden for replanting next year. Historically,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dry Herbs
  • Clean Up Garden Debris
  • Dig Potatoes
  • Keep Weeding Gardens
  • Late-Summer Rose Care

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