Upper South

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Investing in Your Landscape Pays Off

National News

Money does grow on trees, according to a new study from Michigan State University. Researchers conducted an experiment to determine the landscape components home buyers valued the most, and how...

A New Walkway De-Icer That’s Safe for Plants

Winter is upon us. If you live in an area with frequent snow and ice storms, you know it’s a chore to keep the drive and walkways cleared and safe. One of the products often used is a commercial...

A Unique Gift for Gardeners: Personal UV Monitor

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for the outdoorsy member of the family? How about his or her own personal UV monitor? With increased concern about the amount and intensity of skin exposure to...

New ‘Blushing Bride’ Hydrangea

Gardeners from the north to the south have enjoyed the beautiful ‘Endless Summer®’ hydrangea since its release two years ago. This mophead hydrangea ( Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Bailmer Endless...

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In the Garden

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A Fresh Tradition

The tradition of having fresh-cut flowers in our home during the Christmas holidays began when I was in college and working part-time at a florist. It seemed only logical to bring home a box of red carnations to arrange in mother's favorite crystal...
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Resources

Tool or Gardening Product

Floral Foam Although you don't need lots of equipment to arrange flowers, I do like to keep blocks of green...

Clever Gardening Technique

Making Cut Flowers Last To help cut flowers last as long as possible, be sure the vases are very clean; fill with...
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Regional Reminders

  • Choose Gardening Gifts
  • Propagate African Violets
  • Decorate a Christmas Tree for the Birds
  • Consider a Live Tree
  • Caring for Holiday Plants

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