Upper South

October, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Abelia

National News

Abelia is a broadleaf evergreen that grows well in USDA hardiness zones 6 to 10. The glossy green foliage contrasts nicely with the pinkish-white flowers in summer and fall. Now a new variety of...

Watch Birds with New Birdcam

Gardeners love to feed and watch birds. However, birds are often at the feeder or in nesting boxes when you’re at work, early in the morning, or late in the day. It’s hard to catch all the...

Build Your Own Weeder

The wheel hoe is a nifty, hand-powered weeder that is great for slicing off weeds at the soil line. It features a wheel attached to a metal frame with a sharp blade and wooden handles. If you’re...

New Farmer’s Business Book

Gardeners trying to establish a new market vegetable garden or farm may not take the time or have the expertise for the business side of their operation. They spend most of their time building the...

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In the Garden

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Garden Gadgets, Gifts, and Gewgaws

Basically, my mother gardened with little more than a decades-old hoe that had been worn down to almost nothing from repeated sharpening, a basic garden rake, a fox-hole shovel from the big war, a mattock that she called a grubbing hoe, a watering can...
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Resources

Web Finds

Cover Crops for Home Gardens Using cover crops is one of the secrets to a successful food garden. Cover crops, also known as...

Clever Gardening Technique

Baked Miniature Pumpkins Not only are miniature, or baby, pumpkins fun to use in fall decorations, they also make a great...
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Regional Reminders

  • Observe and Shop for Fall Color
  • Pick and Choose Your Fall Cleanup
  • Give Hardy Annuals A Head Start
  • Start Feeding Birds
  • Plant Garlic and Shallots

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