Middle South

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Weeping Blue Ginger

National News

Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in...

New Veggie Soup Cookbook

Fall has arrived and that means it’s time to warm up the body with tasty and nutritious soups. If you’re tired of the same few recipes you keep using over and over, try out this new cookbook. From...

Bulbs that Resist Vole Damage

October is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden across much of the country. If you've ever planted tulips, hyacinths, and crocus, only to be frustrated when few flowers emerge...

Students are Happier in Classrooms with Plants

It’s widely known that the presence of houseplants in rooms improves air quality, reduces eye irritation and stress, motivates employees, and even improves concentration. In one study, employees’...

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In the Garden


Branch Out in Selection of Trees & Shrubs

I live in a pleasant neighborhood with a variety of interesting homes, but the gardens are surprisingly similar. Can guess the most prevalent trees and shrubs? There are hedges of 'Leyland' cypress (x Cupressocyparis leylandii ) along boundary...
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Shows & Events

Wing Haven Symposium Wing Haven Gardens and Bird Sanctuary will hold the symposium, "Beauty & Bounty in the Garden,"...

Tool or Gardening Product

Corona 7-Inch Pruning Saw Lightweight and razor sharp, the Corona 7-inch pruning saw is an indispensable tool for the home...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Pansies
  • Lift Tender Bulbs
  • Enjoy Last Roses
  • Plant Cool-Season Herbs
  • Monitor Newly-Planted Trees and Shrubs

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