Middle 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

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Plan for Spring Color

Fall has arrived, and the vibrant jewel tones of summer are slowly but surely giving way to the subtler hues of winter. Soon, the color will have drained down the hillsides, and we'll be left with a much more subdued, though no less beautiful,...
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Resources

Web Finds

Flower Bulb Information The Web site of the U.S. Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center offers practical...

Books

HortIdeas Newsletter HortIdeas, published by Gregory and Patricia Y. Williams, is a small, purely informational...
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Regional Reminders

  • Preserve the Harvest
  • Adjust Soil pH
  • Collect Decorations
  • Bring Houseplants Indoors
  • Weed the Garden

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