Coastal and Tropical South

November, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colored Bergenia

National News

Bergenia is a beautiful, low-growing perennial with dark green or burgundy evergreen leaves and vibrant pink flowers in spring. Now, there is a new selection that adds even more color to this...

Instant Weather Reporting

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the weather geek in the family? The Weather Direct Wireless Weather Station will delight any weather guru and will be of interest to all gardeners who are...

Grapes May Help Lower Blood Pressure

Eating grapes has been proven to reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Now, it seems that grapes are useful for lowering blood pressure as well. Researchers at the University of Michigan...

Does Buying Local Foods Really Save Energy?

Buying locally produced foods is the trend for those of us interested in reducing our carbon footprint and our impact on the environment. The theory is that buying local foods reduces energy use...

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In the Garden


Why Go Organic?

At a recent gardening event, a woman in her 30s approached me and asked how she could convince her husband to convert their garden to organic practices. She called him "Roundup Ready", but hopes to change his ways. Here's what I told her: Better...
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Web Finds

Celebrate Urban Birds Cornell University is well known for its work in and educational programs about birding. If you...


Organic Gardening Down South As my daddy said, if you don't blow your own horn, no one else will. That said, I am very proud...
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Regional Reminders

  • Avoid Overwatering
  • Garden Clean Up
  • Thinning Seedlings
  • Fertilize What's Growing
  • Harvest Now

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