Lower South

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Colorful Japanese Forest Grass

National News

Japanese forest grass ( Hakonechloa macra ) is an attractive, clumping ornamental grass that looks stunning planted as a ground cover along a walkway or on a bank. The leaves are usually a bright...

New Continuous Input Composter

With the bevy of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and old flower and vegetable plants, fall is a great time to compost yard waste. While there are many home compost units on the market, here is a...

Award-Winning Japanese Hornbeam

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines with a special gold medal award. The plants are evaluated for performance, pest and...

Sky Farming of the Future

Small-space gardeners with only a deck and patio have been told for years to utilize the vertical space above beds and planters for growing more plants. Now Dickson Despommier, professor of...

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In the Garden


Winter Soil Care

Great soil is the key to a great garden. The late fall and winter season is a good time to take steps to build your soil. Our gardens tend to be rather sparse this time of year so we can get in there and do some renovation. Have Your Soil Tested...
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Web Finds

Patio Citrus If you've wished you could grow your own citrus at home, there's good news -- you can! Patio...

Favorite or New Plant

Cyclamen Cyclamen are attractive holiday houseplants with dark green leaves marked with silver, and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Gather Fallen Pecans Promptly
  • Relocate Rose Bushes
  • Clean Up Around Fruit Trees
  • Harvest Citrus Before Frost
  • Plant Seeds of Salad Vegetables

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