Middle South

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Gold-Leafed Clematis

National News

European alpine clematis ( Clematis alpina ) features twining foliage that can reach up to 6 feet tall and nodding, bell-shaped flowers. Now there’s a new selection from Holland that boasts...

Propane Powered Grass Trimmer

Many power equipment manufacturers are adapting their products to environmental regulations by making them more fuel efficient and cleaner burning. There is also an increase in the use of...

Chill Plants to Stop Mealybugs

Mealybugs are common garden and houseplant pests. These cottony white bugs attach themselves to leaves and stems and suck plant juices. Their damage can cause leaves to drop and the sticky...

New Use for Dandelions

Gardeners are very familiar with the common dandelion. Many homeowners spend lots of money and time trying to eradicate this weed from their lawns. However, the lowly dandelion may play a role in...

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In the Garden

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Plant Winterberry for Holiday Decorations

Berry-laden holly is a classic holiday decoration and one that is easy to grow in your back yard. While most hollies are evergreen, one of my favorites is deciduous winterberry ( Ilex verticillata ), which sports densely packed, bright red berries that...
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Resources

Web Finds

The North Carolina Cooperative Extension's Publications for Lawn and Garden Web site has...

Books

The Garlic Lovers' Cookbook, Vol. II Need ideas for using extra garlic? Do you have a garlic lover on your holiday list? Look no...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Garlic
  • Set Up Grow Tunnels
  • Gather Pine Straw
  • Cut Back Mums
  • Edible Ornamentals

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