Middle 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


Plan Ahead for Next Year's Gardens

Unlike gardeners in snowbound northern regions, in our relatively mild climate we can take steps to get our beds ready for planting next spring. I find the cool, sunny winter days to be perfect for bundling up and getting out in the fresh air,...
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Shows & Events

GardenFest of Lights Visit the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia, to behold the more than half a...

Web Finds

Celebrate the Solstice December 21 marked the winter solstice, the shortest day and the longest night of the year. Also,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Check Old Seeds
  • Continue Composting
  • Propagate African Violets
  • Avoid Using Salt to Deice
  • Care for Amaryllis

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