Lower 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


Easy, Economical Rooting Chambers

Gardeners are an enterprising, creative group and are forever coming up with great, innovative ideas. If you are wanting to root a few cuttings this fall and don't want to invest in an elaborate rooting setup, you can create a simple rooting chambers...
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Web Finds

Plant Propagation for the Home Gardener Plant Propagation by Stem Cuttings is a good introduction to plant propagation written for...

Favorite or New Plant

Cardoon (Cynara cardunculus) Cardoon is very similar in appearance to globe artichokes. The plant reaches to 5 feet tall and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Homemade Rooting Mix You can make your own rooting mix for cuttings by combining a 50:50 mix of perlite and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check for Fruit Tree Pests and Diseases
  • Keep New Trees and Shrubs Moist
  • Prepare Soil for the Spring Garden
  • Stagger Lettuce Plantings
  • Reduce Fertilizer for Indoor Plants

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