Lower 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


Tis the Season to be Freezin'

Winter in our region is a series of brief and erratic breaks in an otherwise long growing season stretching from fall to spring. We live between the northern zones, where there is a REAL winter season each year, and the subtropics, where freezing...
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Web Finds

Freeze Protection Video Clip Check out this Freeze Protection Web site for one of my brief video clips on protecting...

Favorite or New Plant

Chinkapin (or Chinquapin) Oak Winter is a great time to plant shade trees. Chinkapin oak grows into a large, stately shade tree...
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Regional Reminders

  • Bring In the Berries
  • Grow More Salads
  • Extend the Life of Holiday Plants
  • Prepare Landscape Equipment For Winter
  • Clean Up Flower Beds

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