Lower 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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Fall Color for Southern Landscapes

Ahhhh, don't you just love fall! Finally we get a break from the summer heat, and a new gardening season is well under way. The trees take on all their beautiful fall colors as leaf peepers arrive from ... okay, we are the leaf peepers that head north...
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Resources

Web Finds

Trees for Louisiana Landscapes Don't let the name mislead you. Trees for Louisiana Landscapes is an outstanding online...

Clever Gardening Technique

Easy Leaf Hauling I use a small plastic (polyethylene) tarp to gather leaves for moving to another area of the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Select Fall Foliage Ornamentals
  • Move Tender Plants Indoors
  • Prepare Soil for the Spring Garden
  • Store Tulips and Hyacinths for Mid-Winter Planting
  • Prevent Pest Damage to Cool-Season Vegetables

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