Middle South

September, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Wild Ginger on Steroids

National News

Wild ginger ( Asarum ) is a favorite ground cover and woodland plant for shade gardens, especially those located under high deciduous tree canopies. Now from China comes a new cousin of wild...

Reduce Your Risk From Pesticides in Produce

Many people worry about the amount of pesticides they're exposed to through a diet of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Even gardeners who grow their own produce depend on food from the...

Eat Your Weeds

Lamb's-quarter is a well-known weed in many vegetable and flower gardens across the country. While many gardeners spend hours pulling and hoeing this weed, maybe they should start eating it...

Easier Way to Plant Bulbs

It’s bulb-planting time, and if you’re planning on popping in some daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, and other spring beauties, a bulb-planting tool can lesson the strain on your back and legs....

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In the Garden


Genetically Modified Food

Next on your dinner plate: genetically modified salmon or pork. Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft "guidance" for producers of genetically engineered animals. The FDA will now begin accepting proposals to sell the...
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Shows & Events

Scarecrows in the Garden The Atlanta Botanical Garden presents its annual Scarecrows in the Garden exhibit in October,...

Web Finds

Preserving Summer Flowers There are many ways to preserve summer flowers, and Drying Flowers and Foliage for Arrangements...
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Regional Reminders

  • Fall is for Planting
  • Dig Summer Bulbs
  • Get Houseplants Ready for Indoors
  • Harvest Pumpkins
  • Gather Flowers for Drying

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