Lower 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


A Fruitful Fall Season

A friend shared a box of persimmons with me the other day. Looking down into the box at a layer of the ripe fruit brought back memories. A number of years ago I lived in the Ozark Mountains of southern Missouri. Wild persimmons were plentiful. During...
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Heirloom Gardening If you are nostalgic for the past, tired of pampering wimpy plants that are not adapted to our...

Favorite or New Plant

Ornamental Kale 'Red Bor' There are few winter color plants that can match ornamental kale for cold hardiness. There are...
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Regional Reminders

  • Create Fresh Wreaths
  • Build A Leaf Storage Bin
  • Clean Up Tools for Storage
  • Care for Houseplants
  • Start Cool Season Vegetable Transplants

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