Upper South

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

New “Chocolate” Mimosa

National News

Foliage the color of chocolate is all the rage in the gardening world. From annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs, it seems like many plants have a selection that features dark burgundy or...

Growing Tropical Houseplants

Winter can be a rough time for gardeners. The lack of greenery and flowers drives many gardeners to try growing tropical houseplants as a way to assuage their desire for summer. Unfortunately, a...

Fiber May Not Protect Against Cancer

For years the medical establishment has recommended eating a high-fiber diet to make us healthier and help prevent cancer — especially colon cancer. New research from the Harvard School for Public...

New Award-Winning Vegetables

Ahh, it’s January -- time to leaf through the latest seed catalogs looking for the best new varieties. One way to decide what to grow this spring is to trust the professionals. For more than 70...

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In the Garden

1996

A Winter's Reading

What may come as a surprise to those who are familiar with my personal library of thousands of books, is that among the many things that changed as I went from childhood to what passes for adulthood was a loss of interest in reading. Or, at least...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

Moth Orchids Widely available in discount department and home improvement stores, Phalaenopsis orchids,...

Tool or Gardening Product

LawnGrips For anyone who has been using a push mower, garden tiller, or string trimmer and looked down at...
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Regional Reminders

  • Recycle Christmas Trees
  • Provide Water for the Birds
  • Take a Seed Inventory
  • Caring for Cyclamen
  • Have Trees Cut or Trimmed

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