Middle 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


Frogs, Ethanol, Herbicides, and Why We Should Care

Although the authenticity of Chief Seattle's famous "All Things Are Connected" speech is disputed, the underlying principle rings true: Whatever man does to the web of life on Earth, he does to himself. A story I recently read in ScienceNews reminded...
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Shows & Events

Atlanta Botanical Garden Celebrate the holidays with a trip to the Atlanta Botanical Garden. The Garden will be all decked...


The Weather-Resilient Garden The Weather-Resilient Garden , by Charles W. G. Smith (Storey, 2004), describes its contents as...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Houseplants for Pests
  • Watch for Freeze-Thaw Heaving
  • Clean and Sharpen Tools
  • Spread Organic Matter
  • Avoid Using Salt to De-Ice

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