Middle 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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Celebrate National Poinsettia Day

Did you know that December 12th is National Poinsettia Day? The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the man credited with introducing this showy plant to United States consumers. How did this tropical plant become such an important symbol of...
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Resources

Web Finds

Those Bloomin' Holiday Gifts If you bought or received a holiday plant and aren't sure how to care for it, read Those...

Clever Gardening Technique

Creative Holiday Wreaths Tuck sprigs of dried baby's breath, other dried flowers, and/or ornamental grass seedheads into a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Grow Under Fluorescents
  • Clean Up Asparagus Beds
  • Prepare Tools for Winter
  • Watch for Heaving
  • Tending Houseplants

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