Middle South

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Butterfly Bush

National News

The butterflies have flown South and West for the winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking of ways to lure them back into your garden next summer. Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia ) are...

Colorful Book on Plants

While most gardeners enjoy practical books on gardening techniques and plants, sometimes it’s nice to have a book that just wows you. The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants (Firefly Books,...

Don’t Touch Your African Violets

There’s no doubt that African violet plants are beautiful. In looking at and caring for them, it’s tempting to touch the fuzzy leaves and colorful flowers. While most plants can take this...

Bird Feeders Spread Noxious Weeds

Bird feeding is a popular fall activity. People love to watch the birds gathering at the feeder; plus, feeding helps birds survive the winter. However, anyone who has watched birds at a feeder...

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In the Garden


Need Ten Reasons to Garden?

I recently came across an old clipping that listed ten reasons people garden, or should begin gardening, and it gave me pause. In the column, the writer suggested we cultivate the good earth for safe and healthy food, for exercise, to add beauty, to...
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Shows & Events

Homes and Gardens in Miniature The NC Arboretum is hosting "Building Small: American Folk Art Houses and Structures," at the...


Plant Names If you're intrigued by plant history, you'll enjoy 100 Flowers and How They Got Their Names , by...
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Regional Reminders

  • Select and Plant Trees for Fall Color
  • Make Leaf Mold
  • Take Time to Tidy
  • Sow Seeds of Spring-Blooming Annuals
  • Force Paperwhites

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