Middle South

January, 2006
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Best New Flowers

National News

Every spring, garden centers are filled with new varieties of brightly colored annual flowers. Here are some of the best new choices available for planting this year. ‘Zowie! Yellow Flame’...

Organic Rules?

When does "organic" not mean "organic?" When the labels aren’t clear. The growth in the organic food industry continues to climb at about 20 percent per year. However, when shopping for organic...

New Red-Leaved Peach

Fruit trees are not usually known for their ornamental foliage, but this new dwarf peach is an eye-catcher in any yard. ‘Bonfire’ ornamental peach ( Prunus persica ‘Bonfire’) has long, thin dark...

New Environmentally Friendly Wood Treatment

Wood pressure-treated with CCA has been pulled from the market for its leaching of toxic chemicals into the environment. Substitutes such as recycled plastic wood and wood pressure-treated with...

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In the Garden


Garden Photography

If you love creating gardens, chances are you enjoy having photos of your handiwork. However, you don't need fancy display gardens to take great garden photos. Some of the best photographs are of ordinary subjects, taken from an unusual angle, with...
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Web Finds

Propagating Trees and Shrubs If you're interested in going beyond propagating houseplants and want to try your hand at making...

Tool or Gardening Product

Colorful Oasis Foam One challenge with using floral foam in flower arranging is keeping the material hidden from...
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Regional Reminders

  • Revive Geraniums
  • Sow Sweet Peas
  • Repot African Violets
  • Bring In Forced Bulbs
  • Start a Calendar for Gardening Chores

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