Upper South

January, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Boost your Nutrition

National News

Eat a rainbow! That's the advice that nutritionists give us for choosing the most healthful produce. Richly colored fruits and vegetables -- bright reds, vibrant oranges, deep greens -- are not...

Can You FreezePruf Your Plants?

It sounds like a gardener's dream -- a spray that will safely make plants hardier. And that is exactly what researchers at the University of Alabama and Miami University in Ohio have developed....

Take a Sunset Cruz

If you are looking for a ″knock-your-socks-off″ plant for a container or hanging basket this summer, look no further than the arching form and dangling, fiery orange bells of Begonia...

The Value of Urban Trees

What is a tree on a city street worth? More than you might expect when you take into account all the benefits that trees provide in the urban landscape. This is what Alejandro Chiriboga, an Ohio...

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In the Garden

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What Vegetables are in Your Future?

Before I even began to crawl out from under the Christmas wrappings and ribbon, seed catalogs were overflowing from my mailbox. In only two months, it's going to be the time to plant the first of the hardy vegetable seed outdoors, while cabbage...
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Resources

Web Finds

Project BudBurst Become a citizen scientist by participating in Project BudBurst , an online network with...

Books

Where To Buy Fruits, Berries, and Nuts Ever read about a particular variety of tree fruit, berry, or nut, then do a search online but...
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Regional Reminders

  • Watch for Pests on Houseplants
  • Set Up Lights for Starting Seeds
  • Make A Garden Photo Album
  • Enjoy A Green Smoothie
  • Plan for Berries

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