Middle South

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hawaiian Taro Plants

National News

The hot summer weather may be long gone, but fall is a good time of year to reflect on what grew well and plan for next spring. Colocassia, or taro, is a tropical plant that has huge leaves and...

Deep Composting

Composting is a great fall activity. Instead of shipping your leaves, grass clippings, and old annual plants to the landfill, they can be used to make a rich soil amendment for your garden. Most...

Creating a Nation of Farmers

It is well-known that there are serious problems with our food system. It’s heavily dependent on fossil fuels, making it vulnerable to rising gas and oil prices. It contributes to pollution and...

Stop Cats from Catching Birds

Cats are cute and cuddly, but they still are felines. Their instincts are to hunt. Many cat owners are horrified to find their cat stalking and killing birds, especially those at the bird feeder....

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In the Garden

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Plant Sasanquas for Snazzy Fall Flowers

Just when the last summer flowers were lost to frost and I began to lament the change of seasons, my Camellia sasanqua 'Pink Snow' burst into bloom. With this exuberant display came the promise of a vibrant autumn, and the energy and enthusiasm to...
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Resources

Books

Honey Bees If you're as crazy about insects as I am, look for the delightful and insightful A Short History...

Tool or Gardening Product

Dramm Garden Scissors and Compact Shears I've long enjoyed my tiny, fit-in-the-palm-of-your-hand Dramm Garden Scissors that make...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Garlic
  • Build a Wildlife Condo
  • Plant 'Harry Lauder's Walking Stick'
  • Prune Out Non-Variegated Foliage
  • Keep Sand at the Ready

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