Middle South

October, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New, Colorful Yellow Rocket

National News

Yellow rocket (Ligularia) is a late-blooming perennial for woodland gardens or shady areas. It’s commonly relegated to the back of the border because of its uninteresting leaves. However, a new...

Are Organic Blueberries Healthier?

Many people believe organically raised produce is safer than conventionally raised crops because of the lack of chemical spray residues on the fruit. However, what about differences in the...

Tracking Lost Ladybugs

The old nursery rhyme goes, "Ladybug, ladybug fly away home …" It seems the insects have taken this song a little too literally. Over the last 20 years, several of our native ladybug species have...

Protect Plants from Frost

Frost is threatening in many areas, if it hasn’t already hit. However, many plants are still looking good in the garden, and perhaps you’re not ready to give them up just yet. If you have a prized...

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In the Garden

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When Frost Threatens

If you haven't been hit by your first fall frost, it's surely right around the corner. Fortunately, the first cold snap is often followed by an extended warm spell, so if you can protect tender plants you'll probably get a few more weeks of growth. So...
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Resources

Web Finds

Southern Birds and Butterflies Want to see more birds and butterflies in your yard, in your town, on your planet? Check out...

Books

All About Frost A Gardener's Guide to Frost , by Philip Harnden (Willow Creek Press, 2003; $24.50) is part...
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Regional Reminders

  • Divide Iris and Daylilies
  • Divide/Plant Peonies
  • Spread Compost
  • Plant Cover Crops
  • Plant More Pansies

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