Middle South

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Abelia

National News

Abelia is a broadleaf evergreen that grows well in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10. The glossy green foliage contrasts nicely with the pinkish-white flowers in summer and fall. Now a new variety of...

Watch Birds with New Birdcam

Gardeners love to feed and watch birds. However, birds are often at the feeder or in nesting boxes when you’re at work, early in the morning, or late in the day. It’s hard to catch all the...

Build Your Own Weeder

The wheel hoe is a nifty, hand-powered weeder that is great for slicing off weeds at the soil line. It features a wheel attached to a metal frame with a sharp blade and wooden handles. If you’re...

New Farmer’s Business Book

Gardeners trying to establish a new market vegetable garden or farm may not take the time or have the expertise for the business side of their operation. They spend most of their time building the...

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In the Garden

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Add Pizzazz with Grasses

Ornamental grasses are beautiful throughout the year. Fall, however, is when they really catch the eye. On a recent drive, I braked at the sight of knee-high muhly grass ( Muhlenbergia capillaris ) in a mixed bed at the edge of a suburban yard. With...
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Resources

Books

Grasses To learn more about grasses, consult The Encyclopedia of Grasses for Livable Landscapes , by...

Tool or Gardening Product

FreezePruf You can now extend the life of frost-sensitive plants with FreezePruf, a foliar/floral spray that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Know Your pH
  • Plant Evergreens
  • Divide Chives
  • Add Species Tulips
  • Overwinter Ornamental Sweet Potatoes

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