Upper South

October, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Thornless Lime Tree for Containers

National News

Dwarf citrus trees make great container plants because they are adaptable to both indoor and outdoor conditions and produce fruit while taking up very little space. In warm climates (USDA zones...

Handy Tool for Cleaning Up Dropped Fruits

There are many tools for raking and removing leaves that drop on our lawns and gardens, but when it comes to picking up fallen nuts and fruits, most of us resort to picking them up by hand or...

Fruits and Vegetables Are Bigger But Not Better

Large strawberries, huge watermelons, bigger tomatoes -- it seems we have a fascination with large fruits and vegetables. However, in the quest to grow larger and higher-yielding produce, we may...

Perennial Vegetables That Keep on Giving

While perennial flowers have been popular for many years, little attention has been paid to perennial vegetables. Most gardeners think of vegetables as annual crops. In his new book, Perennial...

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In the Garden

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Gadgets, Gizmos, and Goodies

Sometimes, it's a good thing to stick with the familiar, the reliable, the tried and true. Other times, there may really be a better mousetrap that's worth checking out. Recently, I had an opportunity to see some of the gardening world's "newest and...
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Resources

Web Finds

Mailorder Gardening Association Although it's important to give business to our local nurseries and garden centers, mailorder...

Tool or Gardening Product

Neem Generally, my approach to garden pests is that there is usually enough food for all of us, but...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try Different Winter Squash
  • Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs in Order of Bloom
  • Divide Summer-Blooming Perennials
  • Clean the Garden
  • Protect Hardy Vegetables

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