Middle 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


Autumn Leaves are Garden Gold

Many people think only about raking chores when they ponder fall leaves. But savvy gardeners know that these leaves are packed with valuable nutrients and organic matter, and thus are perfect for amending garden soil. Fall leaves are, in effect, a...
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Favorite or New Plant

Nasturtium The nasturtiums I planted last spring are really coming into their own right now, after...

Clever Gardening Technique

Build a Compost Bin It's easy and inexpensive to build a compost bin using wooden shipping pallets. You'll need three...
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Regional Reminders

  • Induce Christmas Cactus Buds
  • Celebrate Arbor Day This Fall
  • Lightly Till Your Vegetable Garden
  • Don't Let Pesticides Freeze
  • Wear Gloves Planting Hyacinths

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