Lower South

December, 2010
Regional Report

Web Finds

How to Air Layer
How to Air Layer A Houseplant is an online publication from Iowa State Extension that provides step-by-step instructions on how to successfully use this propagation technique. It includes helpful graphics to guide you through the air layering process and lists common houseplants that air layer well.

Clever Gardening Technique

Shred Leaves and Pine Needles
Tree leaves and pine needles make excellent natural mulches. To make a more attractive mulch that doesn't tend to blow around in windy conditions, chop these materials up with a garden shredder. An alternative is to run a mower over them to chop them up a bit. Shredding these materials allows you to store a lot more leaves in a large bag or bin for mulching in the summer months to come.

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