Middle 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


Fall Under the Spell of Witch Hazel

Many of my favorite plants are fragrant winter bloomers. The list includes Japanese flowering apricot (Prunus mume) , paper bush (Edgeworthia chrysantha) , and shrub honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima) , just to name a few. And yesterday, in my...
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Winter-Flowering Shrubs For those who want to add more winter interest to the garden, Michael W. Buffin's...

Favorite or New Plant

Paper Bush Native to China, paper bush (Edgeworthia chrysantha) is a fabulous winter-flowering shrub that...
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Regional Reminders

  • Make a Compost Sifter
  • Identify Garden's Warm and Cold Spots
  • Wait Before Using Some Vegetables
  • Harmonize Clashing Colors
  • Hasten Stump Decay

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