Upper South

December, 2008
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Award-Winning Christmas Melon

National News

It’s only December, but the new varieties for 2009 are already rolling in. Mailboxes and e-mail inboxes are being inundated with seed catalogs filled with new varieties. One that caught my eye is...

Community Gardens Add Value to Inner City Homes

Community gardens not only provide healthy food, exercise, and green spaces for city residents, they also revitalize neighborhoods and increase home values. Researchers from the American Real...

New Biopesticide Controls Tomato Blight and Mildew

Home gardeners are always looking for the best and safest way to control disease in their gardens. Recently there has been great interest in using naturally occurring microorganisms to combat...

Garden Gloves for Animal Lovers

Garden gloves are an essential item for anyone working in the yard. Plus, they make affordable and much-appreciated holiday gifts. While there are many types of gloves on the market, for those...

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In the Garden

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Rituals and Traditions of the Season

There is much comfort to be found in rituals and traditions, especially at this time of year. The continuity of these provides the foundation of our lives. Still, sometimes it's wise to choose to drop some of the old ways and start some new ones. That...
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Resources

Web Finds

Christmas Bird Count A great holiday tradition for many families is to participate in the Audubon Society's Christmas...

Books

Inspiring Thoughts for Gardeners This is the season of magic and miracles, but gardeners know that these happen year-round. Just...
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Regional Reminders

  • Protect Young Trees
  • Use Wood Ashes Sparingly
  • Decorate a Tree for the Birds
  • Make Winter Potpourri and Pomanders
  • Nurture Rosemary Trees

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