Month by Month Gardening in Mississippi

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Overview

Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. Homeowners are realizing the health benefits derived from gardening and the increase in their home's property value.

Book retailers are well aware that the trend in gardening books is to regional titles that provide credible information on the plants that perform well in specific regions.

Month-by-Month Gardening in Mississippi is written by the highly popular gardening expert Felder Rushing.

Contains monthly advice on what to do and when to do it in the garden. The book contains 12 plant categories ranging from annuals to vines.

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Meet the Author

Bob Polomski is widely known and respected for his down-to-earth gardening expertise. His articles have been published in Carolina Gardener, Fine Gardening, and he has written a monthly "Questions and Answers" column for Horticulture since 1994. Polomski is a recipient of the highly regarded Quill & Trowel Award from the Garden Writers Association.

Felder Rushing is a hard-core, 10th generation Southern gardener residing in Jackson, Mississippi. His garden has been featured in Garden Design, Southern Living, Horticulture, House and Garden, and the New York Times. Rushing's books include Gardening Southern Style and Passalong Plants (named the best-written garden book nationally in 1994 by the Garden Writers Association), Tough Plants for Southern Gardens and Tough Plants for Nothern Gardens. The author has served as one of six members of Southern Living magazine's garden advisory committee and was recently named as a national director for the prestigious American Horticultural Society.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
The Benefits of a Month-by-Month Gardening Schedule
Gardening Conditions in Mississippi 8
Plant Names 8
Mississippi Regional Map 9
Plant Hardiness Zones and Microclimates 10
Planning the Garden 10
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map 12
Average Date of First Fall Freeze 13
Average Date of Last Spring Freeze 14
General Gardening Practices
Building Healthy Soil 15
Planting 16
Watering 16
Fertilizing 16
Pruning 17
Pest Control 17
IPM Cultural Practices 18
IPM Mechanical Controls 18
IPM Biological Controls 18
Further Help 19
General Overview 20
Gardening Notes 22
Chapter 1 Annuals and Biennials
Introduction 23
Planting Chart 28
January 30
February 32
March 34
April 36
May 38
June 40
July 42
August 44
September 46
October 48
November 50
December 51
Chapter 2 Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, and Tubers
Introduction 52
Planting Chart 56
January 58
February 60
March 62
April 64
May 66
June 68
July 70
August 72
September 74
October 76
November 78
December 80
Chapter 3 Herbs and Vegetables
Introduction 81
Planting Chart 85
January 88
February 90
March 92
April 94
May 96
June 98
July 100
August 102
September 104
October 106
November 108
December 109
Chapter 4 Houseplants
Introduction 110
Planting Chart 115
January 116
February 118
March 120
April 122
May 124
June 126
July 128
August 130
September 132
October 134
November 136
December 138
Chapter 5 Lawns
Introduction 139
Planting Chart 147
January 148
February 150
March 152
April 154
May 156
June 158
July 160
August 162
September 164
October 166
November 167
December 168
Chapter 6 Perennials
Introduction 169
Planting Chart 173
January 176
February 178
March 180
April 182
May 184
June 186
July 188
August 190
September 192
October 194
November 196
December 198
Chapter 7 Roses
Introduction 199
Planting Chart 202
January 204
February 206
March 208
April 210
May 212
June 214
July 216
August 218
September 220
October 222
November 224
December 226
Chapter 8 Shrubs
Introduction 227
Planting Chart 231
January 234
February 236
March 238
April 240
May 242
June 244
July 246
August 248
September 250
October 252
November 254
December 256
Chapter 9 Trees
Introduction 257
Planting Chart 260
January 262
February 264
March 266
April 268
May 270
June 272
July 274
August 276
September 278
October 280
November 282
December 284
Chapter 10 Vines and Ground Covers
Introduction 285
Planting Chart 288
January 292
February 294
March 296
April 298
May 300
June 302
July 304
August 306
September 308
October 310
November 312
December 314
Chapter 11 Water Gardening
Introduction 315
Planting Chart 317
January 319
February 320
March 322
April 324
May 326
June 328
July 330
August 332
September 334
October 335
November 336
December 337
Appendix
Pest Control 338
Extension System 343
Mississippi Public Gardens 344
Bibliography 345
Index 347
Gardening Notes 361
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