Upper South

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Hawaiian Taro Plants

National News

The hot summer weather may be long gone, but fall is a good time of year to reflect on what grew well and plan for next spring. Colocassia, or taro, is a tropical plant that has huge leaves and...

Deep Composting

Composting is a great fall activity. Instead of shipping your leaves, grass clippings, and old annual plants to the landfill, they can be used to make a rich soil amendment for your garden. Most...

Creating a Nation of Farmers

It is well-known that there are serious problems with our food system. It’s heavily dependent on fossil fuels, making it vulnerable to rising gas and oil prices. It contributes to pollution and...

Stop Cats from Catching Birds

Cats are cute and cuddly, but they still are felines. Their instincts are to hunt. Many cat owners are horrified to find their cat stalking and killing birds, especially those at the bird feeder....

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In the Garden

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Get Equipment and Tools Ready for Winter

Fall is such an intriguing time, with the spectacular colors and crystalline skies evoking the most glorious, soul-touching moments one day; then, turning on a dime, the next day can be melancholy, with a damp chill pervading. Some people revel in...
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Resources

Books

Trees and Shrubs Flowers are wonderful, but the trees and shrubs in the garden are what set them off, as they...

Tool or Gardening Product

Corona 7-inch Razor Tooth Pruning Saw Fall is the perfect time to prune many of the trees and shrubs in the garden. Having the right...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Alliums
  • Protect Young Trees
  • Update Your Garden Journal
  • Start Amaryllis Bulbs
  • Don't Worry About Dropping Needles

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