Upper South

October, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Tri-Colored Japanese Maple

National News

Fall is for tree planting. The warm soils and cool, rainy days create perfect conditions for tree roots to grow before the cold days of winter. Japanese maple is a favorite specimen tree of many...

Instant Compost Tea

Gardeners know the benefits compost tea can have on their gardens. Not only is it a quick and efficient way to deliver nutrients to plants, compost tea also feeds the microbial life in the soil....

Trials of the Best Organic Weed Killers

Organic gardeners often struggle to control annual weeds in their gardens. While there are many organic products on the market touted as helpful in controlling weeds, there has been little...

Blue Flag Iris Filters Pesticides

Our native blue flag iris ( Iris versicolor ) is a beautiful perennial that grows well on lakeshores, swamps, wet meadows and along stream beds. Now it appears this iris can be effective in...

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In the Garden


The Flourishing Fall Garden

Sure, the summer vegetables -- the corn, tomatoes, squash, beans, and cucumbers -- are what most entice us, but the true season for fresh, local produce is oh so short. Fortunately, there are two other seasons -- spring and fall -- that offer...
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Web Finds

The Miracle of Fall Crystalline blue skies and brilliant leaf colors or orange, gold, and red. These make autumn such...


The World's Healthiest Foods It may seem a strange time of year to begin thinking about next year's garden, but for anyone...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make More than Jack-o'-Lanterns and Pie
  • Clean Up and Protect Fruit Trees
  • Feed and Water Woody Plants
  • Remove and Destroy Pests
  • Keep Planting Bulbs

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