Lower 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


The Case of the Missing Fall Blooms

Strolling about the garden this week I was very impressed with a fall aster that is absolutely loaded with blooms. Bees and beneficial insects including hoverflies (syrphid flies) were busy at work on the small lavender blooms. Nearby some Mexican mint...
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Favorite or New Plant

Fall Aster Fall aster (Symphyotrichum oblongifolium) forms a green subshrub that is covered with a blanket...

Clever Gardening Technique

Keep Holiday Cactus Happy Holiday cactuses are popular fall to winter indoor decorative plants. They are induced to bloom...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mulch Fruit Trees
  • Feed Cool Season Vegetables
  • Collect and Save Seed
  • Relocate Landscape Plants
  • Prepare Soil for Winter Fruit Tree Planting

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