Coastal and Tropical South

November, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Eat Vegetables and Fruits for a Healthy Heart

National News

It may not be news that both genes and diet can play a role in the health of your heart. But which is more important? A new study suggests that a diet high in fruits and veggies, especially raw...

Watermelon Wonders

Here's more good news about keeping your heart healthy, especially for gardeners. A recent study by researchers at the University of Kentucky showed that eating watermelon reduced plasma...

Spoiled Rotten?

All those fruits and vegetables won't do our bodies any good if they spoil before we actually eat them. While produce picked fresh from the garden is best in taste and nutrients, we can't always...

Fresh, Local, and Purple for Health

Potatoes sometimes get a bad rap nutritionally of late. But when they are not fried in buckets of oil or mashed with gobs of butter and cream, they are actually quite healthful veggies. They are a...

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In the Garden


Southern Fall Color

Nobody organizes bus tours to see the autumn foliage in our zones, but there is plenty to see. Hikers and campers get a good look, but so do tailgaters and us regular gardeners, too. The How of Leaf Color From red dogwoods to yellow abelias and...
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Favorite or New Plant

'Kaleidoscope' Abelia If you are not yet a fan of the shrub abelia, you will be now. 'Kaleidoscope' has everything I'm...

Clever Gardening Technique

Get the Right Hand Pruners While it is always important to purchase top quality tools, it is also important to get the right...
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Regional Reminders

  • Shape Up Camellia Sasanqua
  • Look for Grafted Plant Problems
  • Cut Back Begonias
  • Raise Humidity Indoors
  • Pick Those Greens

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