Upper South

September, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Juice May Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

National News

Alzheimer's disease is deadly for many older Americans, but it appears diet can be protective. Recent research suggests that we can reduce our risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease by drinking fruit...

Winter-Hardy Pansies

Large-flowered pansies are great cool-weather flowers that gardeners in the southern and western U.S. often enjoy throughout the winter. In colder climates, however, such as the Northeast and...

Easy Way to Collect Yard Waste

Fall is garden cleanup time. As the flowers, vegetables, and herbs fade, it’s time to pull up or cut back the plants. Gardeners either compost the plants or send them to a recycling center. Many...

Hospitals Offer Organic Food

Not only is a stay in the hospital stressful, hospital food has a notorious reputation for being tasteless and of poor nutritional quality. That may be changing, however. A new agreement will give...

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In the Garden


A Fruitful Experience

Unless you've been on a deserted isle for some time, you most likely know that for good health you should eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Just as French fries really don't count as a vegetable, neither do calorie- and fat-laden...
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Web Finds

Fruit Explorers, Backyard Fruit Growers, and More The Web has an amazing amount of information on fruit growing. In addition to the North American...


Fruit, Berry and Nut Inventory Ever read about or hear of a certain fruit variety and wondered where you could buy it? Fruit,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Store Leftover Seed
  • Enjoy Fall Fruits
  • Transplant Annuals and Herbs into Pots
  • Dry Flowers and Herbs
  • Fertilize Lawns

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