Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Middle South

October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Stemmed Willow Adds Beauty to the Winter Garden

National News

It's often difficult to find color in the winter garden, especially in northern climates. One of the best ways to introduce color during this dark season is to grow trees and shrubs with brightly...

Calcium Fertilizer Helps Trees Survive Winter

With winter around the corner, many gardeners will be preparing their landscape plants for the coming cold temperatures. With an estimated 1 million urban trees worldwide dying each year from...

Practical Science for Gardeners

Fall and winter are great times of year to "bone up" on your garden reading. In addition to the books on designing your garden and growing specialty plants, pick up this new book by English author...

Appreciation for Nature Begins in Childhood

Many gardeners can trace their love of plants and nature back to childhood memories of gardening with relatives or friends. New research from Washington State University confirms what many...

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In the Garden


In Appreciation of Grasses

A while back I was relaxing with some friends who worked on an organic farm, and we ended up on the subject of grass -- the lawn type of grass, that is. We came to the conclusion that grasses are amazing plants. What other type of plant can withstand so...
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Native Plants Thoreau's Garden: Native Plants for the American Landscape , by Peter Loewer (Stackpole Books,...

Shows & Events

Atlanta Botanic Garden There's always something to see at the Atlanta Botanic Garden. For example, on Sunday, October...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dig Tender Bulbs
  • Pot Up Herbs to Bring Indoors
  • Remove Stakes and Trellises
  • Fill Birdbath and Feeders
  • Harvest Tomatoes

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