Upper South

December, 2012
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Top Scoring Veggies

National News

All veggies make healthful additions to our diets, providing vitamins, minerals, and fiber, as well as delicious taste. But some are nutritional superstars that deliver particularly high amounts...

Jasper Cherry Tomato is a Winner

When the weather conditions are right, late blight can decimate tomato plantings in many parts of the country. The high resistance to this disease displayed by 'Jasper' F1 cherry tomato is just...

No No to Nano?

Perhaps you've heard of concerns about the potential human health impacts associated with nanoparticles. These tiny manufactured particles, found now in everything from cosmetics and sunscreen to...

2012 American Garden Award Winners

The votes are in and the people have spoken! This year's winners of the American Garden Award have been announced by All-America Selections, the fourth year the award has been given. Six new...

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In the Garden


Sharing with a Make-Your-Own Decorations Party

Parties abound during the holiday season, but how often do you get to come home from one with a hand-made present? If you can imagine how much you would enjoy that, then turn the tables and offer that possibility for your friends, while also sharing...
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Web Finds

Living Christmas Tree If you have a need for an evergreen tree in your garden and are willing to have a Christmas tree...


Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia is famous for its wreaths and other holiday decorations made...
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Regional Reminders

  • Celebrate the Holidays with the Birds
  • Keep Holiday Plants in Bloom
  • Make Plans to Include Children in the Garden
  • Have a Natural Holiday
  • Monitor Soil Moisture

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