Middle 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


Prolong Spring with Repeat-Blooming Shrubs

We can get strawberries in winter and apples in spring, so why not lilacs in fall? We consumers are used to getting what we want, when we want it, and transcontinental shipping has made out-of-season produce available year-round. Now, plant breeders are...
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Web Finds

Rain Gardens It may sound silly to talk about rain gardens during the current drought, but now's the time when...

Clever Gardening Technique

Water Trees and Shrubs with Soaker Hoses The long-range weather forecast calls for drier than normal conditions this fall and winter, so...
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Regional Reminders

  • Gather the Last of the Harvest
  • Collect Fall Decorations
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Weed the Garden
  • Adjust Soil pH

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