Upper South

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Weeping Blue Ginger

National News

Are you looking for a plant to brighten your patio this fall and indoors this winter? Why not try this weeping, blue-flowered ginger? Dichorisandra pendula is native to Brazil and thrives in...

New Veggie Soup Cookbook

Fall has arrived and that means it’s time to warm up the body with tasty and nutritious soups. If you’re tired of the same few recipes you keep using over and over, try out this new cookbook. From...

Bulbs that Resist Vole Damage

October is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden across much of the country. If you've ever planted tulips, hyacinths, and crocus, only to be frustrated when few flowers emerge...

Students are Happier in Classrooms with Plants

It’s widely known that the presence of houseplants in rooms improves air quality, reduces eye irritation and stress, motivates employees, and even improves concentration. In one study, employees’...

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In the Garden


Native Persimmons for Garden Bounty

For anyone who has ever eaten an unripe persimmon, it may be difficult to grasp that the genus name, Diospyros , means "food for the gods." Yet when frost-tinged and squishy ripe, the native persimmon ( Diospyros virginiana ) loses its astringency and,...
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Favorite or New Plant

Southern Comfort Alumroot Need a colorful ground cover for sun t shade that is deer-resistant and thrives in heat and...

Clever Gardening Technique

Persimmon Pudding Autumn is the perfect time to celebrate this native fruit with a persimmon pudding. There are...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Amaryllis a Rest
  • Fertilize Rhubarb
  • Harvest Winter Squash and Pumpkins
  • Use Those Leaves
  • Revel in the Beauty

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