Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Coastal and Tropical South

October, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Learning about Healthy Foods with Food Corps

National News

What is one of the best ways to help adults stay healthy? Helping children develop good nutritional habits early on goes a long way towards assuring not only a healthy childhood, but a healthy...

Is Fall Foliage Falling Back?

We're all used to setting back our clocks in late autumn to "fall back" from daylight savings time. Now, scientists are investigating whether we need to start resetting our "leaf peeping" clock as...

Roundup All Around

New research has come to the disquieting conclusion that glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, the world's most-used herbicide, is present in significant levels in our air and...

The Politics of Climate Change

If you are expecting to hear some climate-change realism from the crop of Republican presidential candidates, you may have a long wait. In an October 4, 2011 Time Magazine website article,...

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In the Garden


Start Composting

Everyone tells you to compost, but there is so much information that it can be daunting to figure out what to do. Here are steps to get you started. Take Baby Steps Composting works on a simple principle. Plant-based material rots naturally and...
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Favorite or New Plant

Red Ginger For showy flowers all year in the Tropics, summer and fall along the Coasts, I love red ginger,...

Clever Gardening Technique

Efficient Weeding Everyone says that it is easier to pull weeds out of damp soil, and that is true. If a clump of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Renew Overgrown Houseplants with Cuttings
  • Control Kitties
  • Force Flowers
  • Plant and Replant Bulbs
  • Decorate for Halloween

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