Middle South

August, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Don’t Bite Me Insect Repellent

National News

Summer is biting insect time, and not only are mosquitoes annoying, they can transmit diseases such as West Nile virus and encephalitis. There is a plethora of repellent sprays on the market to...

New Dwarf Agapanthus

Agapanthus, or lily of the Nile, is a common perennial in warm climates (hardy in USDA zones 8 to11). The dark green, strap-like leaves provide an attractive ground cover, while the stalks of sky...

New Community Garden Book

With rising fuel and food prices, many people are turning to growing some of their food. However, people in urban areas or without access to land face challenges to growing their own. Community...

Does Rinsing Apples Remove Pesticides?

It’s apple season and many people will be biting into the crisp fruit and enjoying the new crop in pies and sauces. Unfortunately, apples are routinely sprayed with pesticides to control a variety...

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In the Garden


Preserving the Bounty

I suspect I'm like most gardeners, full of mixed feelings about this time of year. On the one hand, I'm relieved that cooler weather will soon arrive, especially after this year's hot, dry summer. On the other hand, the hint of fall in the air brings...
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Shows & Events

Herb Day at Cheekwood Gardens Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee, hosts exhibits, garden shows, lectures, and workshops...

Web Finds

Food Preservation Information Consult the National Center for Home Food Preservation Web site for the latest information on...
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Regional Reminders

  • Begin Dividing Perennials
  • Take Cuttings
  • Renovate Lawn
  • Order Garlic
  • Help Roses Enter Dormancy

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