Upper South

November, 2007
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Colorful Japanese Forest Grass

National News

Japanese forest grass ( Hakonechloa macra ) is an attractive, clumping ornamental grass that looks stunning planted as a ground cover along a walkway or on a bank. The leaves are usually a bright...

New Continuous Input Composter

With the bevy of fallen leaves, grass clippings, and old flower and vegetable plants, fall is a great time to compost yard waste. While there are many home compost units on the market, here is a...

Award-Winning Japanese Hornbeam

Since 1978 the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has recognized outstanding trees, shrubs, and woody vines with a special gold medal award. The plants are evaluated for performance, pest and...

Sky Farming of the Future

Small-space gardeners with only a deck and patio have been told for years to utilize the vertical space above beds and planters for growing more plants. Now Dickson Despommier, professor of...

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In the Garden


Finding Abundant Gratitude

In my never-ending quest to put my life in order, it often seems that I focus more on what needs to be done rather than on what has been accomplished. This season of thankfulness, however, reminds me to look at the glass as half full. Not only do flower...
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The Abundant Garden Words are fine, but when it comes to gardens and gardening, photos are what really send the...

Favorite or New Plant

Moonglow Sweetbay Magnolia Sweetbay magnolia ( Magnolia virginiana ) is native to much of the Southeast, from Long Island...
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Regional Reminders

  • Mow Those Leaves
  • Start Planting Paper Whites and Amaryllis
  • Start Something New
  • Winterize Tools and Supplies
  • Use An Antidesiccant Spray

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