Middle South

December, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Rainbow-Colored Corn

National News

We often think of corn as an edible crop and not -- except for fall decorations -- as an ornamental one, too. That could change with the introduction of new corn varieties with multi-colored...

How to Top-Dress Lawns with Compost

Organic lawn care experts recommend top-dressing your lawn with compost to improve the quality and health of your grass. But application guidelines are not always readily available. Researchers at...

New Miniature Eggplant

Eggplants are classic ornamental edibles. The beautiful plants, stunning pink star-shaped flowers, and colorful fruits make eggplants excellent additions to a vegetable garden, flower garden, or...

Attractive Houseplant Terrarium

Terrariums are useful for growing plants indoors without expensive and space-consuming lights and growth chambers. Plus, when the terrarium is attractively designed, it can become a focal point in...

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In the Garden


The Word of the Year is "Locavore"

It's that special time of year when visions of sugarplums dance, and the New Oxford American Dictionary announces the Word of the Year. The 2007 Word of the Year is ... drum roll, please ... "locavore." The selection of this word honors the new, or...
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Web Finds

Local Harvest Local Harvest is a public directory of small farms, farmers' markets, and other local food...


Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life In Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (HarperCollins, 2007; $26.95), Author...
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Regional Reminders

  • Avoid Walking on Lawns
  • Nurture a New Gardener
  • Build Bird-Nesting Boxes
  • Plan for Energy Conservation
  • Continue Watering Evergreens

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