Lower 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


Fallen Leaves Are Gardening Gold

Cool weather will soon be bringing down the annual deluge of leaves. Unfortunately, many of the leaves in our communities still end up in trash bags at curbside waiting to take an expensive taxi ride to the dump. By the way, guess who pays the fare?...
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Tool or Gardening Product

Siphon Mixers If you have just a few plants, applying fertilizer in a watering can works fine. However for a...

Clever Gardening Technique

Seed-Starting Tip New seedlings often have a difficult time getting started due to improper planting depth and hard...
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Regional Reminders

  • Prepare Beds for Rose Planting
  • Prevent Tender Plants from Freezing
  • Plant Trees and Shrubs
  • Protect Cole Crops from Loopers
  • Save Fruit Tree Pruning for Late Winter

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