Upper South

October, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Pick a Perfect Pumpkin

National News

Whether for fall decorating, delicious pies, or Halloween Jack-'o-lanterns, October is pumpkin time. If you're growing your own, how do you know when your pumpkin is ready to pick? And if you're...

2013 American Garden Award

All-America Selections has announced the winners of this year's American Garden Award, now in its fifth year. The 2013 American Garden Award featured four new flower varieties chosen by their...

Coping with the Emerald Ash Borer

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is a small insect that is causing some big problems. Accidentally introduced into the U.S., this Asian native is thought to have arrived in wooden packing materials...

The Impact of Climate Change on Colorful Fall Foliage

New England hillsides are beginning to blaze up in their much-anticipated seasonal display of reds, oranges, yellows. Unfortunately in the Northeast and other parts of the country, this autumnal...

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In the Garden


Plant Ornamental Onions

Perhaps you've looked at the photos of the large ornamental onions on the bulb packages or in the catalogs and wondered if they were for real. And surely the description is just so much catalog hyperbole? Fortunately, this is one of those times when you...
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Web Finds

Bulbs The Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center site offers a wide range of information about...

Favorite or New Plant

Miniature Pumpkins Not only are miniature, or baby, pumpkins fun to use in fall decorations, they also make a great...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Garlic and Shallots
  • Plant and Transplant
  • Clean Up
  • Enjoy Fall Colors
  • Coax Amaryllis into Reblooming

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