Upper 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


Houseplants: Winter's Antidote

Leaves are falling, the last tomatoes are ripening on the windowsill, and long johns are coming out of storage. I enjoy that there are four distinct seasons where I live, and the respite from outdoor chores is welcome at a certain level. Still, the need...
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Favorite or New Plant

Oakleaf Hydrangea Among the most handsome of garden shrubs, oakleaf hydrangea, Hydrangea quercifolia , provides...

Clever Gardening Technique

Garden Notebook Yes, there is generic database software that can be adapted to garden records as well as database...
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Regional Reminders

  • Enjoy Bok Choy
  • Transplant Trees and Shrubs
  • Plant Garlic and Shallots
  • Weed, Trim, and Clean
  • Get Amaryllis Ready

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