Upper South

December, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Solar Eclipse

National News

The next solar eclipse visible from the mainland U.S. won't happen until August 21, 2017. But if you're a gardener you won't have to wait that long. For horticultural, rather than astronomical...

Gardening for Stress Relief

You are never too old to reap the benefits of gardening. A new study had shown that cultivating plants is a great way for the elderly to relieve stress. And these anti-stress benefits are not...

Worried about Walnuts

Black walnuts (Juglans nigra) are stately forest trees that are found throughout the central and eastern parts of the U.S. from western Vermont in the east to northern Florida in the south,...

A Graveyard Mystery

Plants travel the world in a variety of ways. Some making the journey to a new location have the potential to spread invasively, creating big problems in their new homes. That's why Charles...

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In the Garden


Learning To See

No matter which holiday you celebrate, this is a sacred time of year for inner reflection and contemplation. Whatever your feelings about winter, each of the seasons help us to understand and appreciate the full cycle of life, and the darker season is a...
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Web Finds

The Poinsettia Pages Poinsettias fill our homes, churches, and shopping malls at Christmas. So how did this Mexican...

Clever Gardening Technique

Don't Put Off What You Can Do Now It's easy to get caught up in holiday events at this time of year, to say nothing of being...
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Regional Reminders

  • Dive Into Seed and Plant Catalogs
  • Utilize Pine Cones
  • Protect Tender Gift Plants
  • Make Winter Potpourri
  • Re-Pot Rosemary Gift Plants

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