Middle South

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Houseplant With Pizzazz

National News

Many indoor houseplants lack the colorful foliage and flowers of the plants in our gardens. They may tolerate the lower light and humidity in the home but often they aren’t especially attractive....

Cozy Wrap for Compost

Composting is a great way to dispose of yard and kitchen waste without adding more volume to our landfills. In general, the warmer the pile, the faster the composting, so in many regions the cold...

Bulb Flowers For All Occasions

Bulb flowers, both cut and potted, are popular gifts for many occasions, including first dates and dinner parties. However, many people, especially men, don’t know what flowers to bring to these...

The Toughest Street Trees

Urban environments are tough on street trees. Between air pollution, lack of high-quality soil, vandalism, and pests and diseases, street trees have a tough time surviving. One of the leading...

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In the Garden


Herbs and Spices for Health

Nearly every week we hear news that this vegetable or that fruit possesses special health-promoting properties. Lately, herbs have taken center stage. Research has shown that many fresh herbs are even higher in disease-fighting antioxidants than...
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Web Finds

Flower Bulb Information The Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center Web site offers practical information on...

Clever Gardening Technique

Overwintering Potted Plants Hardy perennials and woody plants in containers need special protection in winter. Cycles of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choosing Poinsettias
  • Plant Spring-Blooming Bulbs
  • Check Labels Before Storing Pesticides
  • Force Paper Whites
  • Wait to Mulch

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