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Upper South

August, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Protection for Spring Bulbs

National News

Fall is right around the corner, and for gardeners that means planting spring-flowering bulbs, such as tulips, hyacinths, and crocuses. Unfortunately, mice and voles love to munch these newly...

Mist n' Pour Sprayer

Once the weather starts cooling and drying out, misting plants is a good way to raise humidity levels and keep indoor plants healthy. Misting also can help prevent infestations of insects such as...

Award-Winning Lavender

For the past 35 years, the Dutch-based horticultural organization, Fleuroselect, has been testing and promoting new flower varieties around the world. Each year they trial new varieties in 30 test...

Worm Compost Suppresses Insect Attacks

It?s been widely known that mixing worm compost or "vermicompost" into soils growing flower and vegetables will reduce plant diseases and add significantly more nutrients to the soil than regular...

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In the Garden


Life's a Bowl of Cherries ... Tomatoes, That Is

Have you always thought that cherry tomatoes were just rock-hard, squirty things that restaurants added to salads for a bit of color? Let the scales fall from your eyes, and allow me to tempt you with how good cherry tomatoes can actually be. Among the...
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Shows & Events

Heirloom Garden Show On Sunday, August 28, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Garfield Farm Museum near Geneva,...


Heirloom Tomatoes In 100 Heirloom Tomatoes (Workman Publishing Company, 1999; $17.95), author Carolyn Male...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plan for Peonies
  • Rejuvenate Container Plantings
  • Get Annuals Ready to Overwinter Indoors
  • Plant Cool-Season Vegetables
  • Fertilize and Reseed the Lawn

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