Middle South

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Learning about Healthy Foods with Food Corps

National News

What is one of the best ways to help adults stay healthy? Helping children develop good nutritional habits early on goes a long way towards assuring not only a healthy childhood, but a healthy...

Is Fall Foliage Falling Back?

We're all used to setting back our clocks in late autumn to "fall back" from daylight savings time. Now, scientists are investigating whether we need to start resetting our "leaf peeping" clock as...

Roundup All Around

New research has come to the disquieting conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most-used herbicide, is present in significant levels in our air and...

The Politics of Climate Change

If you are expecting to hear some climate-change realism from the crop of Republican presidential candidates, you may have a long wait. In an October 4, 2011 Time Magazine website article,...

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In the Garden

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Return of the Great Pumpkin

Sure as shooting, I know autumn has arrived when my neighbor, Lisa, changes out the bodacious annuals in her porch urns for a mix of fall branches and crowds the stoop with an over-the-top display of pumpkins and gourds. Like falling acorns and...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

'Okame' Cherry 'Okame' cherry (Prunus) is one of the best small trees for the home garden, as well as one of...

Clever Gardening Technique

Pot a Pumpkin Instead of displaying store-bought decorations to mark the season this year, create holiday...
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Regional Reminders

  • Adjust Soil pH
  • Create a Wildlife Pond
  • Provide Suet for Birds
  • Divide Peonies After Frost
  • Make Leaf Mold

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