Upper South

October, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

The Weekend Homesteader

National News

Are you ready to move your food gardening up a notch, cut your grocery bills, and have a healthier diet? You can do all this with advice from Anna Hess in her new book, The Weekend Homesteader: A...

Celebrate Food Day

As gardeners, many of us appreciate and experience the benefits of fresh, healthful, and sustainably grown food. But unfortunately not everyone in this country has access to these benefits. That's...

Brown Marmorated Stink Bug

There's a new pest on the block and it's raising quite a stink. Brown marmorated stink bugs are pests that were first found in this country in the late 1990s, presumably having hitched a ride in...

Purple Pearls

For a distinctive note of color in your fall garden, add this new beautyberry hybrid to your landscape. A cross between Callicarpa dichotema and Callicarpa kwantungensis, Purple Pearls™...

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In the Garden


Dreaming of Spring Fragrance

Given the thousands of perfumes available, it's obvious that people react differently to fragrances and have particular favorites. Yet there are scents that are widely loved and favored. Among these is that of hyacinth, which for many of us, is...
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Web Finds

Storing Tender Bulbs and Bulblike Structures Whether they're truly bulbs or actually corms, rhizomes, tubers, or roots, there are plants with...

Favorite or New Plant

Asters Autumn is such a bittersweet time. Granted, I am grateful that the sweltering days of summer are...
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Regional Reminders

  • Give Rhubarb A Boost
  • Spare Some Perennials
  • Look for Sales on Bird Seed
  • Get Long-Term Storage Success with Winter Squash
  • Rake Leaves Again and Again

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