Upper 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


Pucker Up

Mention the word "persimmon" and people think either of the 2- to 3-inch Asian-type found at groceries, the 1-inch native fruits, or of the most puckery fruit they've ever tasted. Of course, some people will know that the answer is "D," all of the...
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Web Finds

Bean Master Recipe List Rare and heirloom varieties of dried beans are climbing on the food and gardening popularity...

Tool or Gardening Product

Worm Factory One of the banes of my life is kitchen scraps. I neither have nor want a garbage disposal. Yes,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean Up Tools and Equipment
  • Eat Fall Food
  • Check Houseplants
  • Start Paperwhite Narcissus
  • Have An Apple Taste Test

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