Middle South

October, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

National News

Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...

2013 American Garden Award

All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...

Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...

The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage

New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...

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In the Garden


Forcing Fun

Here's a fun fall task. For every bulb you plant in chilly fall soil, plant another one in a pot. It's a great way make spring happen both inside and outside your house. Best of all, the forced bulbs give you something fun to do in winter that involves...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Limelight' Sage Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' is a shrub-sized tender perennial for the back of the border. In...

Clever Gardening Technique

Dressing Winter Containers Don't neglect the opportunity to dress garden urns, pots, planters, hanging baskets and hayracks...
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Regional Reminders

  • Condition Holiday Cactus
  • Dig Daffodils
  • Divide Daisies
  • Compost Dead Plants
  • Grow Come-Again Lettuce

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