Middle South

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Vanilla-Scented Verbena Perfumes Your Yard

National News

Verbenas are stars of the late-season annual flower garden. They are great butterfly attractants and provide an airy feel to the garden as their flowers float above the foliage. Now there’s a...

Neem May Inhibit Nitrogen-Fixation in Legumes

Neem extract is widely used to ward off a variety of insects, such as Japanese beetles, aphids, and scale, and also diseases such as powdery mildew. It’s derived from the seed of a tropical tree...

Gardening Improves Health of Older Adults

It’s widely known that regular exercise contributes to the prevention of chronic diseases associated with aging and helps maintain an independent lifestyle. While many seniors find regular...

Faux Coyote Scares Away Birds

From the manufacturer who brought you the scare-eye balloons and faux owls to help ward off unwanted birds comes another faux predator for your yard. The faux coyote is not just a one-dimensional...

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In the Garden


Enjoy Year-Round Bloom with Flowering Trees

I bet there's a perfect spot in your yard for a small flowering tree, and now is the perfect time to think about where. Evaluate your landscape and make your fall planting list. Include several types of trees that bloom at different times, then...
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Web Finds

Arbor Day The Arbor Day Web site is filled with helpful information on choosing and planting trees. Their...

Clever Gardening Technique

Use Branches in Bouquets Twigs from trees with attractive foliage or form can be used in cut flower arrangements....
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Regional Reminders

  • Start Fall Lettuce
  • Divide Daisies
  • Sow Biennials
  • Root Cuttings
  • Organize Seeds

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