Upper 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

2008

Garden Trends

Being trendy has never been high on my list of priorities, but as a writer it doesn't hurt to have at least one finger on the pulse of the public. So it was with at least some degree of interest that I recently began reading a magazine article that...
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Resources

Web Finds

Soil Testing Fact Sheet Having your soil tested for nutrients, pH, and organic matter by a professional laboratory is an...

Books

Gardening with Native Plants Although there are numerous books on gardening with native plants and gardening for wildlife,...
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Regional Reminders

  • Try African Violets
  • Prepare Tools and Garden Supplies
  • Make a List and Check it Twice
  • Utilize Warm Days
  • Check Perennials for Heaving

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