Upper South

December, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Keeping Paper White Narcissus From Flopping

National News

Paper white narcissus are popular bulbs for forcing indoors. The fragrant, white flowers are hopeful signs of spring. However, the tall flower stalks and leaves flop over easily, and even though...

Unusual Night-Scented Geraniums

Many gardeners love scented geraniums ( Pelargonium ) for their foliage that releases fragrance when the leaves are rubbed. Gardeners may be less familiar with other members of the Pelargonium...

An Intelligent Indoor Plant Light

It’s great to brighten up a cold winter day by growing plants under lights indoors. Even a small African violet or orchid on a desk or table can help lift spirits. Now a new indoor plant light...

The Complete Houseplant Resource

Houseplants are often a spontaneous purchase at the garden center, big box, or grocery store. It’s hard to resist a lush palm, flowering orchid, or fragrant gardenia. Houseplants are certainly a...

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In the Garden


What Santa Didn't Bring

Ah, the long and varied gardener's wish list. Everything from high-ticket items like a greenhouse or utility vehicle to more modest requests like a tool caddy or a propagation heat mat. Yet it's been my experience that more often than not I receive...
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Shows & Events

Jungle Bells You don't have to fly south this holiday to enjoy the tropics and hot-pink flamingos, hungry...

Web Finds

Mailorder Gardening Association Although it's important to support local nurseries and garden centers, mailorder sources of...
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Regional Reminders

  • Add Preservative to Christmas Tree Water
  • Keep Poinsettias Healthy
  • Wash Houseplants
  • Protect Plants From Salt and Ice
  • Plan Next Year's Garden

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