Upper South

November, 2009
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New Colorful Butterfly Bush

National News

The butterflies have flown South and West for the winter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking of ways to lure them back into your garden next summer. Butterfly bushes ( Buddleia ) are...

Colorful Book on Plants

While most gardeners enjoy practical books on gardening techniques and plants, sometimes it’s nice to have a book that just wows you. The Bizarre and Incredible World of Plants (Firefly Books,...

Don’t Touch Your African Violets

There’s no doubt that African violet plants are beautiful. In looking at and caring for them, it’s tempting to touch the fuzzy leaves and colorful flowers. While most plants can take this...

Bird Feeders Spread Noxious Weeds

Bird feeding is a popular fall activity. People love to watch the birds gathering at the feeder; plus, feeding helps birds survive the winter. However, anyone who has watched birds at a feeder...

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In the Garden


Houseplants for Health

Winter certainly has its own beauty, but as almost any gardener will attest to, there's nothing like surrounding yourself indoors with green, growing, even flowering, plants during this time. So, if for no other reason, we grow houseplants for our...
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Web Finds

Cornell Ornithology Lab As your attention turns to cleaning and filling bird feeders, it%s also a great time to visit the...


Sustainable Farming and Gardening First published in English in 1978, Masanobu Fukuoka's book The One-Straw Revolution: An...
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Regional Reminders

  • Visit A Farmer's Market
  • Tackle a Landscaping Project
  • Begin Gathering Natural Decorations
  • Protect Broad-Leaved Evergreens
  • Snag Winter Weeds

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