Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Upper South

October, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Red-Stemmed Willow Adds Beauty to the Winter Garden

National News

It's often difficult to find color in the winter garden, especially in northern climates. One of the best ways to introduce color during this dark season is to grow trees and shrubs with brightly...

Calcium Fertilizer Helps Trees Survive Winter

With winter around the corner, many gardeners will be preparing their landscape plants for the coming cold temperatures. With an estimated 1 million urban trees worldwide dying each year from...

Practical Science for Gardeners

Fall and winter are great times of year to "bone up" on your garden reading. In addition to the books on designing your garden and growing specialty plants, pick up this new book by English author...

Appreciation for Nature Begins in Childhood

Many gardeners can trace their love of plants and nature back to childhood memories of gardening with relatives or friends. New research from Washington State University confirms what many...

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In the Garden


Paean to Persimmons

For anyone who has ever eaten an unripe persimmon, it may be difficult to grasp that the genus name, "Diospyros," means "food for the gods." Yet when frost tinged and squishy ripe, the native persimmon ( Diospyros virginiana ) loses its astringency and,...
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Web Finds

Persimmon Recipes For 59 years the small town of Mitchell, Indiana, has celebrated the native persimmon with an...


More on Persimmons Persimmons (Kaki) From Seed to Supper , by Jack W. Hazelton (Jack's Bookshelf, 2000; $9.95),...
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Regional Reminders

  • Clean and Repair Tools
  • Store Gardening Supplies
  • Dig and Store Tender Bulbs
  • Pick Green Tomatoes
  • Clean Up the Vegetable Garden

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