Middle South

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Easier Tulip Planting

National News

Traditional advice says to plant tulips bulbs at a depth three times the height of the bulb -- generally about 6 to 8 inches deep. But new research from Cornell University's Flower Bulb Research...

Recipes for Health

Have you fallen into a meal-time rut when it comes to preparing healthful vegetables and fruits? Find inspiration and delicious recipes in the Recipes for Health section on the New York Times...

The Pick of the Peppers

Chili peppers are great for adding spice to all sorts of dishes. And one with excellent pepper flavor is the 2012 All-America Awards vegetable winner 'Cayennetta.' This mildly spicy pepper...

Green Times

If you are interested in organic and sustainable agriculture, a new, free, on-line publication from Washington State University's College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences may...

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In the Garden

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New Adventures in Birdwatching

Living near a river has brought a whole new dimension to my backyard bird watching, even though I now reside in an urban neighborhood. In addition to the songbirds I expect to see in the garden, there's a blue heron that frequently swoops up and down...
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Resources

Books

Songbirds in Your Garden With plenty to interest the avid birder as well as the excited beginner, Songbirds in Your...

Favorite or New Plant

Serviceberry Serviceberry (Amelanchier x grandiflora) is a lovely small tree that deserves wider use in the...
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Regional Reminders

  • Leave Birdhouses Unpainted
  • Make Birdhouses Perch-Free
  • Add a Submersible Pump to Your Birdbath
  • Avoid Pruning Climbers in Spring
  • Cover Mirrors that Distract Birds

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