Lower South

October, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Tri-Colored Japanese Maple

National News

Fall is for tree planting. The warm soils and cool, rainy days create perfect conditions for tree roots to grow before the cold days of winter. Japanese maple is a favorite specimen tree of many...

Instant Compost Tea

Gardeners know the benefits compost tea can have on their gardens. Not only is it a quick and efficient way to deliver nutrients to plants, compost tea also feeds the microbial life in the soil....

Trials of the Best Organic Weed Killers

Organic gardeners often struggle to control annual weeds in their gardens. While there are many organic products on the market touted as helpful in controlling weeds, there has been little...

Blue Flag Iris Filters Pesticides

Our native blue flag iris ( Iris versicolor ) is a beautiful perennial that grows well on lakeshores, swamps, wet meadows and along stream beds. Now it appears this iris can be effective in...

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In the Garden


Harvest Season for the Soil

The arrival of cooler weather assures us that fall is here and "leaf season" is just about to begin. Now I suspect that many of you look upon the annual deluge of leaves with a bit of dread as it means spending some weekends at the end of a rake...
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Web Finds

Building a Floating Hydroponic Garden Have you ever considered trying hydroponic gardening on a hobby level? The Building a Floating...

Clever Gardening Technique

Get a Head Start on Fall Garden Planting Some seeds are difficult to get started out in the garden, demanding a well-prepared seedbed of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant "Blue-Leaved" Vegetables
  • Dig and Store Caladium Bulbs
  • Pick Up and Discard Fallen Branches
  • Plant Salad Greens
  • Purchase Bulbs for Forcing Indoors

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