Lower 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


Cool Season Color for the South

This wonderful cool weather has arrived just in time to revitalize the gardening zeal in all of us. The first frost will take out our warm season plants in a month or so, but we are blessed with a palate of many other wonderful plants to bring...
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Web Finds

Propagation by Cuttings, Layering, and Division Fall is a good time to make cuttings of various plants around the landscape for rooting to...

Favorite or New Plant

Cyclamen Cyclamen is an attractive holiday houseplant with its dark green leaves marked with silver and...
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Regional Reminders

  • Store Tulip and Hyacinth Bulbs for Mid-Winter Planting
  • Storing Fall Potatoes and Squashes
  • Select Fall Foliage Ornamentals
  • Transition Color Beds
  • Move Tender Plants Indoors

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